Preparedness Tips for Individuals
- Listen to radio and TV for current information and instructions.
- Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to the proper authorities immediately.
- Contact business to determine the status of the work day.
- Adhere to any travel restrictions announced by local government authorities.
- Be prepared to take shelter or evacuate if instructed to do so by local governmental authorities.
- Review your personal disaster plan.
- Exercise caution when traveling.
- If a need is announced, donate blood at designated blood collection center.
- Prior to volunteering, contact agency to determine their needs.
- Ensure disaster supplies kit is stocked and ready.
- Check telephone numbers and email addresses in your personal communication plan and update as necessary.
- Develop alternate routes to and from work or school and practice them.
- Review stored disaster supplies and replace items that are outdated.
- Develop emergency communication plan with family/neighbors/friends.
- Provide volunteer services and take advantage of additional volunteer training opportunities. However, provide volunteer services only as requested.
- Obtain a copy of Terrorism: Preparing for the Unexpected brochure from your local Red Cross chapter.
- develop a personal disaster plan and disaster supplies kit using Red Cross brochures, Your Family Disaster Plan and Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit.
Terrorism forces us to make a choice... We can be afraid. Or, we can be ready.
Former Secretary Tom Ridge
U.S. Department of Homeland Security