“Ready in 3” Disaster Preparedness


One of the basic assumptions in preparing your household for a disaster is that you may be on your own for up to three (3) days. The State of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services has developed the “READY IN 3” plan to help households, schools and workplaces prepare for such an emergency. The program is based upon three steps in developing a personal disaster plan:

  1. Create a plan for you, your family and your business,
  2. Prepare a kit for home, car and work, and
  3. Listen for information about what to do and where to go during an actual emergency.

The Police Department has “READY IN 3” guides and checklists to assist in your planning, which are available at the front desk at the Eureka Police Department.  Members of the police department will also gladly attend any subdivision association meeting to review the material and present a 12 minute video explaining the importance of the “READY IN 3” plan. Presentations are also available for schools and businesses. The presentation can be accomplished in as little as 20 minutes so contact Chief Wiegand to schedule it for your subdivision, school or workplace. For more information about the program online click here.