According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), three elements of good preparation are:
- Being Informed -- Learn about the potential emergencies that can happen where you live and know the appropriate ways to respond to them.
- Making a Plan -- Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan what you would do in different situations. How would you get to a safe place? How would you contact one another and get back together?
- Building a Kit -- Find a list of suggested items to include in an emergency supply kit.