Emergency preparedness is not only for Californians, Midwesterners and Gulf Coast residents. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before to areas with different hazard risks than at home. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
Studies agree that children who learn about disasters in a safe environment are less afraid during a disaster. There are even children's TV shows that will help you prepare your child. Some of these shows include: Sesame Street, The Pillowcase Project, Disney Junior, and more.
For the average citizen, an emergency preparedness kit is a ready-to-use, portable package containing supplies, food and water rations, as well as other vital supplies and equipment for maintaining personal well-being—or, at least, staying alive when forced into extremely dangerous or uncontrollable circumstances.
Creating a home emergency kit can be a simple to enormous undertaking depending on the level of energy and preparation that you invest into it. Once you read over the following tips you can adopt them to fit your needs based on your locale and weather, size of your home, and how much storage space you have available.