Make a Plan

Family Disaster Plan

Why You Need A Checklist

Disasters often strike without warning. Often there is not time to think out the actions we should take, the priority of what we do, and the importance of the supplies and equipment we may need in the hours ahead. All families owe it to themselves to have an action plan with appropriate checklists to help them make it through the emergency.

Create Your Emergency Plan

Shelter In Place

Shelter-in-place means selecting a small, interior room, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off your entire home or office building. If you are told to shelter-in-place, follow these instructions:

Evacuating Your Home

When Evacuating

When You Return

If the area in which you reside has been declared closed by Seminole County Office of Emergency Management, it will most likely be because it is unsafe. Perhaps electrical wires are down, gas lines leaking or dangerous debris are present. Don’t attempt to re-enter your home until the neighborhood is opened.

When re-entering your home, remember it may not be as you left it: