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Is your family prepared for a tornado, hurricane, flood, or other disaster?

Emergency Supply Checklistpreparedness checklist
Here is what you will need to make your own emergency supply kit.
Checklist - English (download)
Checklist - Spanish (download)

Make a Plan
Disasters rarely strike on your schedule so it is important to have a plan in advance. Your plan should include things like: 
  • What are the safe places to seek shelter in your home?
  • How will you contact your family, friends, neighbors?
  • What should you do in various disaster situations (hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, etc...)?

Visit for a downloadable plan and other helpful information to make sure you are ready in advance.


When the sky turns gray video

Volunteer Opportunities

For volunteer opportunities in the state or county, please visit: Eastern NC American Red Cross, Orange County CERT and/or Mid-Carolina RAC SMAT/MRC.

American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities
For volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross, visit:, download the American Red Cross Brochure (PDF), or contact Jeffrey Isaacson, Volunteer Specialist of American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina.

For more information contact:
Daniel Kashdan
(919) 245-2431

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