Having an emergency plan in case of a natural disaster is one of the most important things a family can do. But almost 90 percent of Texas families do not have a plan.
The State Health Services Department was out helping Amarillo families create a plan in case disaster strikes.
Stephanie Barnasevitch says her family does not have a disaster plan, but all that will change today.
"Just to be able to know where we are meeting, what we're doing, what the plan is will put our mind at ease if it ever happens."
Susan Stokes at the department says the Barnasevitch famiy is not alone.
"Most people in Texas are not ready if there's a naturtal disaster or pandemic outbreak, there not even ready for the tornadoes that we have here locally. They don't know how to get ready to evacuate or to stay in place."
Barnasevitch says she will definitely make a plan because of a recent disaster that hit close to home, one she was not prepared for.
"It's important to me because my mother went through Oklahoma City tornado and lost her house, all you heard was what was on the news, you couldn't contact anybody and that's miserable."
It's recommended that you have enough food and water for three days. Flashlight, radio, and of course your cell phone. One things that planners say people always forget is their important documents, medicine, pets so you want to remember those items. Also, you need a three day food and water supply.
For more information lon on to texasprepares.org