Make time each week during September to take a few easy actions to create your game plan. By the end of the month, you’ll be prepared!
Sept. 1–7: Access critical information
Make sure you have access to critical data in time of emergency.
- Register on READYColorado.com, where you can create, edit and save your emergency plan throughout the month and access it anywhere securely.
- Locate and make copies of all your important documents. Save a digital copy on a flash drive or on a secure remote e-server.
- Sign up for emergency alerts from your local emergency agency and download Red Cross apps for your smart phone at redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.
Sept. 8–14: Stay connected
It’s essential to stay in touch with loved ones when disaster strikes. Are you ready?
- Establish an out-of-town emergency contact.
- Discuss with loved ones how you’ll communicate with each other during a disaster.
- Set up the automatic “I’m Safe” feature in your Red Cross app to notify loved ones with one-touch.
Sept. 15–21: Shelter in place
Make sure you have a plan and resources to be self-sufficient in case a disaster closes roads, businesses and services.
- Build your 72-hour kit-advice for contents here: redcross.org/prepare
- Get an emergency radio so you can stay updated if the power is out.
Sept. 22–28: Evacuate safely
Do you know where to go, how you’ll get there and what you’ll take if you must evacuate?
- Establish emergency meet-up locations: near your home for small disasters; outside your neighborhood for a large-scale evacuation; and outside your workplace/school.
- Map at least two routes to get you to your meet-up locations.
Sept. 29–30: Practice your plan!
- Practice evacuating to one of your emergency meet-up points and walk through your emergency
plan with coworkers, family or neighbors.