The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency often depends on the planning and preparation done in advance. Everyone can take steps to prepare for any kind of emergency like wildfires, floods, earthquakes or pandemic influenza. You are the best judge of what kinds of assistance you may need before, during and after a disaster. By evaluating your own needs and abilities, and making an emergency plan that fits your needs, you can be better prepared.
Who should prepare?
In order to be fully prepared, it’s important to address all three elements of preparedness.
One element alone (without the others) will not make you prepared – you need all three in order to be successful.
Remember to practice your plans before a disaster, so you have the opportunity to identify anything that needs to be changed!