Learn what you can do before, during and after a disaster
Make a Plan
How to plan for a disaster or emergency
Build an Emergency Kit
How to make a kit for Home, Family,
Seniors and more
Resources to stay informed
About this SiteEmergencies occur quickly and without warning. The best way to keep you and your family safe is to get ready now. The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency encourages you to become a partner in preparing before an emergency strikes. This website was created for you to start the conversation with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.