Preparedness works best in advance, not during or after a disaster.?  Create a family disaster plan that includes:

Evacuation plan that establishes an emergency meeting place (practice with the young ones), a family communications plan (who should be called first),? and assemble a family emergency supply kit.

The kit should include:

Food for your family and your pets (make it non-perishable)

Hand operated can opener

Water– typically one gallon per person per day

First aid items



Personal hygiene supplies/toiletries
Battery powered radio
Fire extinguisher
Small tool kit