Soon, school will end for the summer, and your kids will likely be home more often. How ready is your family for an emergency? You never want to think about the horrible things that could happen to your family, but if you're prepared for any situation, you'll be more confident if something does come up.

Wyoming has the potential for severe weather, fires, flooding, earthquakes, and other emergencies. Having an emergency plan in place will prepare your family for any of those.

The Emergency Management teams in Wyoming offer fantastic tips, ideas, and strategies for preparing for emergencies.

There are three simple steps to get a plan together.

  1. Put together an emergency kit.
  2. Make an emergency plan.
  3. Be informed.

After you have covered all these steps, it's important to practice and ensure everyone is on the same page and knows what to do, where to go, and who to contact in an emergency.

Ready for disaster - checking off the items on the emergency preparedness form

Emergency Kit - 3-day supply in the event of evacuations. Two-week supply if confined to your home.

  • Non-perishable food
    • Canned food
      • Meats
      • Beans
      • Vegetables
      • Milk
      • Fruits
    • Ready To Eat
      • Cereal
      • Crackers
      • Cookies
      • Pretzels
  • Water
    • One Gallon of water per person per day.
  • Flashlights
  • Radio
  • Batteries
    • Extra batteries for all battery-powered items
    • charging blocks, cords, and chargeable power sources.
  • First aid and medical items
  • Copies of important documents
    • Social Security Cards
    • Birth Certificates
    • ID's
    • Wills
    • Passports
    • Insurance Cards
    • Contact information
    • Bank Information
  • Cash

Make A Disaster Preparedness Plan -

  • Designated meeting places
    • One outside of the home.
    • One outside of the neighborhood in case of evacuation.
  • Emergency contacts
    • Make sure everyone has their contact information.
      • Once you are safe, tell them you're safe by text, email, and social media.
  • Develop an emergency plan.

Be Informed - Learn what you need to know to keep your family safe.

This may seem like a lot of information and a long process, but if an emergency occurs, you'll be happy you took the time to do the work.

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Thanks to our friends at the City of Mills Fire Department and these steps should be discussed and practiced with your entire family and anyone else that lives with you.

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