Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.
How will I receive emergency warnings and alerts? You can sign up to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), made available through Kill Devil Hills Emergency Alerts and Mass Notification System by following this link.
Remember that your plan must take into account that there are no emergency shelters in Dare County.
What is my evacuation route? Click here to find evacuation routes off of the Northern Outer Banks, including Kill Devil Hills.
What is my family/household communication plan? Keep reading below to learn how you can establish an effective communications plan for you and the members of your family and household.
Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.
As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:
Different ages of members within your household
Responsibilities for assisting others
Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
Cultural and religious considerations
Pets or service animals
Households with school-aged children
Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan
Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.