Do 1 Thing


Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With do 1 thingyou can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency. do 1 thingis a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters.

Make a plan

January - Make a Plan
Understand what puts you at risk from disasters and take steps to lower your risk.

WaterFebruary - Water
Have 72 hours (3 days) worth of water stored for your household use.

March - Sheltering
Know how to respond safely when instructions are given to evacuate or take shelter.


April - Food
Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.

CommunityMay - Work, School & Community
Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency.

Family NeedsJune- Unique Family Needs
Be aware of and prepare for your family's unique needs.

Family CommunicationJuly- Family Communication Plan
Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster.

Get InvolvedAugust - Get Involved
Make your community stronger by getting trained and getting involved.