Originally authored by Kenneth Sherin, former SDSU Extension Community Vitality Program Director.
Disasters come in many forms. Many happen fast like a tornado and others happen slowly like a drought. No matter the timing or speed of the disaster, resources are needed before, during and after the event. Whether communities are planning for, experiencing, or recovering from a disaster, checklists are helpful. Checklists are created by experienced people who know what is needed during any stage of a disaster. Below are some helpful checklists compiled from a variety of sources.
- Community Preparedness Toolkit, Ready.gov
- Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management, FEMA
- Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Toolbox, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Home and Family
- Basic Family Emergency Supply List, Ready.gov
- Emergency Survival Kit, Red Cross
- Family Emergency Kit Checklist, CDC
- Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults and People with Disabilities, Administration for Community Living
- Disaster Preparedness For Seniors by Seniors, Red Cross
- Business Preparing for Disaster, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and Crisis Management Self-Assessment Checklist, Preparedness, LLC
- Stay Open For Business, Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)
- Small Business Disaster Preparedness Resources, SCORE