Steps to Get Prepared

Make a Plan

Click the link below for the main page for WA state preparedness:

  1. Review the checklists on how you should prepare for specific emergencies
  2. Sign up for community alert notifications. It provides a full list of the Alert and Notification Warning systems, plus two more listed here:
  3. Download a handout called Two Weeks Ready: Be Prepared. Build Kits. Help Each Other. That handout highlights the importance of being prepared not just for 72-hours, but for 2 full weeks.
  4. Have a written plan / printed instructions for what you will do in the event of a disaster. The Red Cross has an easy form here.
  5. Make sure your family, neighbors, and the ward have a copy of your written plan. Seriously. It doesn't do any good if other people don't have a copy of it.

Build a Kit

PREP Oregon's handouts are some of the best. Click here for all handouts in one PDF. Or click here to visit their website:
 Make it - Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Help Each Other
 Organize supply kits for 3 days (work, car, not for school)
 Organize supplies for 2 weeks (home) to shelter-in-place

Help Each Other

Implement the MYN program in your neighborhood:
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Program

Ward-Related Steps

  1. Verify your address on (on the map). Click here for instructions.
  2. Update your contact information on (email addresses, cell numbers, etc.)
  3. Put names on the “List of Vulnerable People.”**
  4. Sign up to be a communications relay station for your neighborhood.**
  5. MYN - sign up if interested in leading that program for your neighborhood.**
  6. Complete the Ward Member Survey
    • Online (preferred) - see the Home Page of this website
    • PDF - suitable for printing
    • Word document - suitable for editing, then printing
  7. Encourage your HT / VT families to complete the survey.
  8. Email your written disaster plan to**
(** = For this step, you can email

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, August 1, National Night Out (BBQ with your neighbors)
September is National Preparedness Month

Ward-Specific Documents

Scenic Hill Ward Disaster Plan

Links to Other Resources

A guide on how the BYU-Idaho community can prepare for and respond to campus emergencies. This includes situations such as an active shooter and pandemics such as the bird flu.
BYU Idaho's Emergency Communications website
BYU Idaho's Emergency Preparedness website

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