Preparing Your Home for an Emergency
Planning for any emergency requires considering all likely scenarios that could result when things that you rely on daily, like electricity, water, heat, air conditioning, telephone service, and transportation, are disrupted or lost for a considerable amount of time. Consequently, you should plan on having food, water, and other essentials to get you through the emergency. Most emergency management planners suggest having enough supplies to last you and your family for three-to-five days for weather-related events. However, many things may impact your decision, including storage space, special needs, number of people in the household and available resources.