Disaster Resources - University of Illinois Extension

Disaster Preparedness

Are You Prepared?

Answer each question with a yes or no. Each question is discussed in the
next section.

____ 1. Do you think that your family is relatively well-prepared for a disaster such as an earthquake, tornado, winter storm, fire, flood or hazardous material incident?

____ 2. Do you believe that the community you live in is relatively well-prepared for a disaster?

____ 3. Have you discussed disaster preparedness with your family?

____ 4. Do all members of your family know how to call for help?

____ 5. Have you conducted a home hazard hunt and fixed potential hazards?

____ 6. Do you have a Family Disaster Supply Kit?

____ 7. Do you have a Disaster Supply Kit for each car?

____ 8. Are you current in First-Aid training (within the last 3 years)?

____ 9. Are all responsible family members current in First-Aid?

____10. Are you current in CPR (trained in the last 3 years)?

____11. Are all responsible family members current in CPR?

____12. Do you have operational smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors?

____13. Do you have a charged ABC fire extinguisher?

____14. Do you know how to use the fire extinguisher?

____15. Do you know how to turn off all utilities (gas, electricity, water, etc.)?

____16. Do you know where your family records are?

____17. Do you know where your family will meet outside your home in case of emergency?

____18. Do you know at least two exits from every room in your house in case of a fire?

____19. Have you practiced an emergency drill in your home within the past year?

____20. Do you have an out-of-area phone contact?

____21. Do you know about disaster plans at your workplace, at your children's school or day care, etc.?

____22. Can you list the actual cash value of EVERY item in your home, garage, and patio?

____23. Do you know what your homeowners insurance covers?

____24. Some family members have special needs, for example the elderly, mobility impaired or sick. Do you have a plan for making sure these members will be safe during a disaster?

____25. Do you have a plan for your pets?

____26. Do you know the difference between the National Weather Service's "watch" and "warning" signals?

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