Lake Cumberland District Health Department - Disaster Preparedness | Preparedness | Family Preparedness

Disasters can affect any part of the World at any time of the year, quickly and often without warning. Many people don’t think a disaster will happen until it is too late; then they suddenly realize how unprepared they are for the massive changes it makes in their lives. Local officials can be overwhelmed and emergency response personnel may not be able to reach everyone who needs help right away.  Families may be on their own for several days.


Disasters require clean-up and recovery. The clean-up and recovery period after a disaster is often very difficult for families, at times as devastating as the disaster itself. Families who are prepared ahead of time can reduce the fear, confusion and losses that come with disaster. They can be ready to evacuate their homes, provide assistance to others, know what to expect in public shelters and how to provide basic first aid.  The links below provide further information on developing a Family Disaster Plan, Family Disaster Supply Kit, and many other pieces of important information to prepare yourself and your family for a disaster.  Be Ready America – Get at Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.


Family Preparedness Links

American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Family Communications Plan
Family Disaster Plan
Family Disaster Supply Kit
FEMA Are You Ready
Home Preparedness Made Easy Monthly Activity Plan
House Inventory
Infant Nutrition During a Disaster
KDPH’s Be Safe, Be Prepared Coloring Book
Pandemic Flu Stay at Home Toolkit
Pocket Guide
Prepare Pets for Emergency
Ready Brochure
Ready Brochure (Spanish)
Ready Kids