The incidence of natural and human-caused disasters is increasing dramatically in frequency and intensity. Recent events should be enough to convince anyone that ii is prudent to have a supply of basic necessities as well as one or more emergency kits. Disasters usually strike without warning, and they are invariably followed by shortages of food, water, blankets, soap, sanitation supplies, and other everyday commodities.

Everyone should keep a minimum of two weeks’ supply of food and water on hand, plus a portable kit containing the basics for water purification, food, shelter, sanitation, heat, light, and communications. Ideally there should be a kit in the home, one at the office, and one in each vehicle.

If you live in an area that is prone to certain disasters, the following links may help you and your family become better prepared for the time when the unthinkable happens:

 

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