You've thought about the impact emergencies may have on you and your community. You've strengthened your community links. You're well on the road to having an emergency plan. Now it's time to get organised.
Organising the things that will help you gain a sense of control after an emergency is the next step to being prepared.
Getting organised means:
Getting organised will reduce stress and save you precious time as you recover. The two most important things to think about: planning to survive and planning to recover.
Planning to survive and recover
Think about whether you will stay in or leave your home during an emergency. The circumstances will depend upon the hazard and your own capacity to manage
Create an emergency plan
Your emergency plan should reflect your life and the things that matter to you. Every plan will be different, depending on the person. Here are some suggestions to help you get organised and find more by downloading your Red Cross RediPlan.
Spreading the word
Once you've completed your RediPlan, keep a copy securely at work, uploaded in the cloud, or with a trusted friend or personal support network member.
Get together with everyone in your support network or sit down with everyone in your household, including children, and have a conversation about your plan and the things you've organised as part of it. Make sure everyone understands it and knows what to do if an emergency occurs.
Get organised. Get Red Cross RediPlan.
Red Cross Rediplan is a free guide packed with helpful hints and clever strategies on how to prepare for disasters and make your emergency plan.
Now help your friends and family prepare too
More information about getting prepared for disasters
Learn how to get packing - the fourth step in getting prepared for a disaster.