GOAL FOR JUNE: Be aware of and prepare for your
family’s unique needs.
It's time to think about Your Family's Unique Needs
June's Do 1 Thing task is Unique Family Needs - know how to ensure you plan for your family's unique needs during an emergency.
Every household is different. Is there an infant or young child in your home? Does someone in your family have a medical condition that requires medication? Do you have a pet? Before disaster strikes, talk to your family about your household’s unique needs. Make a list of special items you may need in a disaster.
Below is a list of things that you can do to achieve your goal this month.
Choose at least one, and complete it!
- Talk with family members to identify your household’s unique needs.
- Make a plan to make sure pets are taken care of in a disaster.
- If you or someone in your household has a disability, create an evacuation plan that works for them.
Learn more: The “Unique Family Needs” fact sheet has more information about being aware of and preparing for your family’s unique needs. (This fact sheet is available in additional languages and formats here.)
Visit this month’s Do 1 Thing topic page for fact sheets, videos and additional resources on family preparation.
Do 1 Thing is a web-based, twelve-month preparedness program that focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month. Remember: emergency preparedness doesn’t have to be hard or expensive.
It’s as easy as:
- Click on this month’s topic
- Select one of the easy “Tasks”
- Do that one thing!
Please see my January 2015 post about the entire Do 1 Thing program for additional information.
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