Disasters and Emergencies can strike anytime, anywhere. If one happened today, what would you do and who would you depend on for the next 72 hours to stay safe?
When an emergency happens, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you depending on the severity of the event. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
Click here to learn how to be prepared for 72 hours in the event of an emergency.
Being prepared means:
- Knowing the risks in your community and the most appropriate way to respond to them.
- Making a plan for what your family will do, who they will contact and where they will go in the event of an emergency and practicing it regularly.
- Pulling together a 72-hour kit with enough non-perishable food, water, medication, warm clothing and comfort items for all family members, including your pets.