Kits at Home

A home disaster preparedness kit should include all of the items you believe may be needed to keep your family safe and comfortable in an emergency. Keep your kit clearly labeled in a cool, dry place where it’s easily accessible when you need it. Be sure to update some of the items regularly, such as […]

Protecting Family Documents

How long would it take you to find copies of financial records, insurance documents, birth certificates and more if you had to evacuate at a moment’s notice? ReadyWisconsin recommends putting together a Grab-and-Go Folder that contains originals or copies of your important paperwork. Having these documents on hand through a disaster will help you get […]

Kits for Your Pet

Pet Emergency Kits During an emergency, it’s important to have access to the things your pet needs to remain safe. Build a kit with your pet in mind, which should include many of the same items you would need for the human members of your family. Pet kits should include the following: Identification tags on […]

Kits For Your Car

Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can ensure you have crucial supplies available if you become stranded while driving or are unable to return home due to a disaster. Several common items that should be considered for inclusion in kits: Cell phone car charger Drinking water Duct tape Fire extinguisher First aid kit Flashlight […]

Get a Weather Radio

Weather Radio All Hazards A weather radio is a “smoke detector for severe weather and hazardous conditions.” Every family and business needs one. A NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards with an alarm and battery back-up is one of the best ways to protect your family The alarm feature can wake you up during severe weather […]

Financial Preparedness

Recovering from a disaster can take time and money. It’s important to consider your financial preparedness while developing your disaster plan. That can include setting money aside to help support yourself while waiting for additional aid, and making sure key personal financial, insurance, medical, and other records are accessible – even if you are unable […]

Make A Kit

While local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, it may not be possible for them to reach everyone right away. It could take hours, or even days, for assistance to reach you. Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephone may be cut off for days, […]