Health Tip: Preparing for an Emergency

(HealthDay News) -- Whether it's a natural disaster, fire or man-made activity, you and your family should be prepared for an emergency.

The Red Cross says you should:

  • Understand the types of emergencies that are possible in your area.

  • Develop and rehearse an evacuation plan for your family.

  • Have at least one person in your household who is trained in emergency first aid and CPR.

  • Participate in helping your community prepare for emergencies.