Are you Ready for a Disaster?

 We want to make sure you are ready for public health threats. These  can be bad storms, disease outbreaks, accidents, or attacks.  These threats can lower air quality, cause shortages of safe water and food. They can also cut off electricity, gas and phone services. These events are hard to predict and out of your control.  You can take steps to help keep yourself and your family safe.

  • Make a family plan. Choose a friend or a family member who lives out of town to contact during an emergency.  Your family can text or call  them to let them know they are safe.
  • Know phone numbers. Keep them in your cell phone and post them near your home phones.  Be sure to have your emergency contact, the fire  and police department and local hospital.
  • Make a kit with: 
    • Food and water
    • Cash
    • First aid items and medicine
    • A flashlight, a radio, a multi-purpose tool
    • ID cards,  be sure to have your CareSource ID
    • Mobile phone with chargers, and emergency numbers
    • Map
    • A blanket
    • Sanitation goods such as bleach
    • Special needs of family members such as baby items or pet food
  • Decide ahead of time where to go if you  must leave your home. Choose  many places:
    • a meeting place in your neighborhood
    • a meeting place just outside your neighborhood
    • a meeting place out of town
  • Review these plans with your family and go over it by running drills.
  • Stay informed, find the best ways to get local news.
  • Download smart phone apps that may help you. There are  free apps from the . The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  that gives alerts.
  •  .You can let family and friends know  you are ok. If you do not have access, call 1-866-GET-INFO.
  •  Update your  information with  us so we can reach you in an emergency. Call .

Member Services: 1-855-202-0729 (TTY: 1-800-255-0056 or 711), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.