Make copies of important documents, including health information.
If you receive home-based care (e.g., home care attendant, home health aide, visiting nurse service), include caregivers in developing your plan and familiarize yourself with your homecare agency's emergency plan.
If you have a pet, emotional support or service animal, be alert and plan for his or her needs.
Consider your dietary needs and always stock nonperishable food at home in case you have to shelter in place during an emergency.
If you take medication, make a list of the medications you take, why you take them, and their dosages. Remember: emergencies can affect your ability to access medications. Don't wait until the last minute to refill your prescription medications.
If you take prescription medication, contact your pharmacy to get a refill if you have less than seven days' worth of medication left.
If you receive dialysis, chemotherapy, or other life-sustaining treatment, find out whether there is a back-up location so your service is not interrupted.
If you or anyone in your home depends on electrically-powered life-sustaining medical equipment (such as a ventilator or cardiac device), receives dialysis or has limited mobility, talk to your doctor or health care provider about how to keep it running during a power outage.