2. What to do when the emergency is about to hit

As soon as you know an emergency is coming:

  • send an emergency alert: the alert should explain the situation, impact, and CARE’s ability or plans to respond.
  • start doing all the things listed at section 3
  • get all the news you can — watch closely for emergency alerts, early warnings, weather reports, political changes, etc.
  • do anything you can do to limit the damage from the emergency.
  • start getting people ready to act and supplies ready to send as soon as possible.