Checklist: 20 Days to Ready
20 Days to Ready is a series of simple, daily tasks to help you better prepare for emergencies and protect your family when disaster strikes.
Complete the 20 tasks on the list below, and you’ll be more ready (for just about anything) in a few short weeks. Click the plus signs next to each task and follow the links provided for more information on each item.
20 Days to Ready
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Catalog your personal belongings.
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Locate your utility shutoffs.
Put together an emergency food supply.
Gather an emergency water supply.
Get flashlights in place in case of a blackout.
Consider getting a battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
Some tips on what to include in a first aid kit.
Make emergency contact lists.
Create a family communication plan.
Sign up for CPR and first aid classes.
Brush up on weather watches and warnings.
Designate a room to use as a storm shelter.
Make a home escape plan.
Pick an emergency meeting spot.
Ask about emergency plans at your children’s school.
Make an evacuation plan.
Make a pet preparedness plan.