New Wildfire Preparedness Video from America’s PrepareAthon!
Imagine a wildfire raging in your community and only having minutes to evacuate your home. What do you want to take out of your home? How will you communicate with loved ones? These are just some of the questions you should be able to answer before a disaster strikes.
America’s PrepareAthon! released a new video, “Cloud of Smoke,” that gives a first-hand account of what it’s like to experience a wildfire, and highlighting the importance of being prepared. Here are a few things you can do to get ready now:
- Sit down with your family and talk about what you would do in an emergency;
- Create a family emergency communications plan; and
- Have an evacuation plan.
If you try to prepare while an emergency is happening, it will be too late! To learn more about wildfires and how to protect your family, download the How to Prepare for a Wildfire guide from America’s PrepareAthon!
Reprinted from FEMA e-brief, September 10, 2015.