If an emergency happens, you should be prepared to take care of you and your family for at least 72 hours. You could be waiting several days before emergency assistance can arrive in your area after a disaster. Even if they do arrive sooner, remember they’ll be focused on the higher risk populations such as hospitals, the elderly and schools/children.
So, are you prepared? If not, we want to help you build a kit for your home and know how to take care of yourself in those first few days. We are not here to spark fear, just an awareness in what you may experience. We just want to ensure you are prepared if a natural disaster or some sort of other emergency does arise.
You will want to make sure you have enough food, water and supplies for at least 3 full days for each person in your household.