Preparedness Tip 1: Make a Plan

Get your entire family involved in the emergency planning process. Discuss why you need to prepare for a disaster and the types of disasters most likely to occur to your home and in our geographic region. Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team. Disaster preparedness planning can be educational, fun, and lifesaving.

Here are some tips to consider when making your plan:


Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen and what to do in each type of situation. Also, determine how you will communicate with one another in the event of a disaster.

Be Informed

Learn about your community's disaster warning signals, what they sound like and what you should do when you hear them Familiarize yourself with your city or county's emergency action plan Make sure you know your children's school emergency preparedness plan

Designate a Meeting Place

Pick two places to meet and make sure everyone knows the addresses and phone numbers: Immediately outside your home in case of a sudden emergency like a fire. Outside your neighborhood, in case you can't return home.

Determine Your Evacuation Routes

Although Fort Bend County has been designated as a pass-through county, you should be aware of the best two escape routes out of your home, or neighborhood, from your children's school, daycare center, your workplace or anywhere family members spend time.

Know Emergency Phone Numbers

Post emergency telephone numbers by phone and make copies for each member of the family to carry with them. Teach your children how and when to call 911.