In 2007 a tornado ripped through Americus, Georgia, striking most heavily the medical community. Sumter Regional Hospital and the surrounding clinics and physician’s offices were in the tornado’s direct path. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving joined with Middle Flint Behavioral Health Care to address the emotional needs of the local residents after this devastating trauma. Focusing on the special needs of family caregivers in responding to emergency situations, this Emergency Preparedness program was developed. The tips included should assist caregivers in preparing for and responding to such a crisis.