Florida continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the Union. Every year thousands of families travel to Florida to become permanent residents. With the influx of new residents in addition to millions of visitors who come to vacation in the Sunshine State, it is of utmost importance to ensure that residents and visitors alike, are safe and protected. As a result of an increased risk of terrorism and an ever present danger from natural disasters, the State of Florida in partnership with local authorities and communities, have created a disaster preparedness campaign to inform the public of disaster scenarios and to provide guides to help families prepare for such disasters. The best time to make important decisions about your family's safety is before disaster strikes. Past events have shown that people who think ahead, prepare, and have a plan will fare best during and after a disaster. This is true whether the disaster is natural, like a hurricane, or manmade, like a terrorist attack. Yet a recent survey of Florida’s citizens showed that only 23% of those concerned about a future terrorist attack have a family plan in place should the unthinkable happen. By making these preparations you and your family can be prepared for a terrorist attack or natural disaster.


Know the simple steps that can give you an advantage in case of a terrorist attack.


Having a disaster supply kit prepared ahead of time is critical. Know what your kit should contain.


Have a plan for your family in place before disaster strikes since you may not be in the same location.