Disaster can strike anytime. Be prepared by making a plan ahead of time, making a disaster kit, and by staying informed.
The public health nurse works with other local municipalities, as well as state officials, to plan for public health emergencies ranging from national disasters to pandemics.
For more information on developing a plan for you and your family, visit the CDC's website here.
Looking for how to prepare for specific types of emergencies? Check out ready.gov.
For those with disabilities, the Massachusetts Office on Disability has a whole page dedicated to added preparations that may be necessary.
Download a preparedness checklist to make sure you've got everything covered.