|When you're ready to begin, start here. We're also happy to mail out hard copies of these and answer any questions you might have.
We present four clear steps to preparedness, and our four fliers correspond to each of those steps:
1. First off, everyone needs to be prepared to be on their own for one week. Our Preparedness Calendar helps you by setting monthly goals that will lead you towards being fully prepared after a year of simple steps (en español).
2. Once you and your family are prepared, we ask that you look at our Neighborhood Preparedness pamphlet. Neighbors taking care of neighbors is a bit of a lost art nowadays, but it is a critical part of living on the islands (en español).
3. And once your home and your neighborhood are prepared, we'd like you to review our Guide for Businesses and Organizations. Your church, volunteer group, employer, business, or non-profit all have a critical role to play in both preparing for and responding to a disaster.
4. Finally, it makse sense to spend a few minutes to think about how a community responds to an actual disaster, and what you can do to ensure that the response is positive and helpful. Take a look at our flyer called Disaster! Now What?
Overall our goal is to make this simple, pain free, affordable, and common-sensical. We'd love to hear from you how we're doing.
Note that these flyers are designed to be double-side printed and then cut in half the long way. We like to print on colored paper. What is the one thing to know? That you're responsible for your own preparedness. No one else will do it for you.