Prepare for the unexpected, such as creating a kit (or two) of emergency supplies and developing a plan for communications with family, neighbors and friends. But more importantly – and this is the difficult part – you must plan for the unexpected because while many natural disasters can be predicted well in advance, others cannot.
Advance planning on what you will do in an emergency is key. You have all the information about your area and its vulnerability in the case of a natural disaster. You've put together your kits of supplies, documents, contacts and other essentials. Now you must be prepared to calmly assess the situation, use your common sense.
Emergency preparedness is not just for hurricanes; why wait for the state sales tax free holiday to roll around each May when you can prepare year-round? Putting together a kit of essential supplies is the best way to make sure your vital needs are met for at least three days, preferably five.
Emergency Preparedness: Not Just for Hurricanes
CBS: Dave Price itemizes all the things he brings with him when covering all kinds of emergency situations.
Have a generator, extra gasoline, at least 1 gallon of water per person, non-perishable food, manual can opener, always have a flashlight, weather radio, tool kit, new first aid kit. Watch the video »