Are you ready?

The Postal Service offers tips to prepare for potential emergencies.

The Postal Service encourages employees to take three simple steps to prepare for — and respond to — potential emergencies.

Here are three tips:

  • Get an emergency supply kit.
  • Make a family emergency plan.
  • Learn about flooding, wildfires and other types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.

All employees should have some basic supplies on hand that contain food, water and other necessities in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs.

Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency site offers a checklist of basic items that every emergency supply kit should include.

The USPS National Preparedness site has more information on the Postal Service’s readiness efforts.