Disaster Supplies Kit
Thunderstorms and lightning
Winter storms and extreme cold
Landslides and debris flow
Hazardous materials incidents
Household chemical emergencies
Nuclear power plant emergencies
Radiological dispersion device events
Recovering from Disaster
Health and safety guidelines
Seeking disaster assistance
Coping with disaster
There is a real need to prepare; disasters dislocate
hundreds of thousands of people every year. Each disaster
has lasting effects, both to people and property. If a
disaster occurs in your community you need to be ready as
local responders may not be able to reach you immediately or
they may need to focus efforts in a more dangerous area.
You should know how to respond to any disaster that could
occur in your area. You should also be ready to be
self-reliant for at least three days--providing for your own
shelter, medical needs, food, water and sanitation.
There are tangible rewards for being prepared for an
emergency. Being prepared can lessen:
Communities, families and individuals should be ready to
evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and
know how to care for their basic medical needs.
People also can reduce the impact of disasters by:
Elevating a home
Moving a home out of harmís way
Securing items that could shake loose in an earthquake
Avoid the danger completely by being prepared
How Does Using This Guide Help Me to Prepare?
The main reason to use this guide is to help protect
yourself and anyone else in your immediate vicinity in the
event of an emergency. Through applying what you learn in
this guide, you are taking the necessary steps to be ready
when an event occurs.