Additional Preparations

General Tips to Stay Safe

  • Keep a two-week supply of non-perishable foods and water on hand.
  • If possible keep a two-week supply of essential prescription medications on hand.
  • Have candles, flashlights and spare batteries on hand.
  • Have a battery-powered radio on hand.
  • Maintain good health and hygiene and stay current on your immunizations.
  • If you develop flu-like symptoms or have a sore that turns black seek medical attention.
  • If any of your animals become seriously ill, or die unexpectedly from an unknown cause, contact your veterinarian or animal control.
  • In case of an emergency try to stay calm and use common sense.
  • Be a good observer, pay attention to details and write them down.

How to Describe People & Vehicles


  • Approximate Age
  • Color of Eyes
  • Glasses
  • Hair Color and Length
  • Height
  • if Worn Scars
  • Marks
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Tattoos
  • Weight and Build


  • Coat/Jacket
  • Dress
  • Hat
  • Pants
  • Shirt
  • Shoes


  • License
  • Make
  • Model
  • Plate Number (Include State or Color)
  • Type
  • Year
  • Other identifiers such as tinted windows, special rims, dents, decals, etc.