Know in advance how to turn off the water and gas to your house and keep the needed tools (wrench, etc.) in your emergency supply kit.
Check the weather forecasts to find out if a high risk of severe weather is mentioned for your area. A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Each family or individual's kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula.
Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. Whether it's preparedness for floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or fires, the key to survival in disasters is planning. It's best to assume that in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, roads will be inaccessible by vehicles, and public transportation will be shut down. During a disaster, your emergency survival kit can mean the difference between comfort and discomfort, between having a plan and being disoriented, and, in some cases, between life and death itself.
Saving your irreplaceable documents and valuables from a fire, earthquake, tornado, or anything that can destroy your home probably sounds like a good idea.


You might think you'll have to light candles for light during an emergency, but storing matches in your emergency survival kit is potentially dangerous. Most disasters are caused by nature, and although there's the small chance that a huge disaster could cause riots, don't include weapons in your emergency survival kit. When you're panicked and rummaging through your emergency kit, you could hurt yourself with the weapons. While you'll want items such as food, water, blankets, flashlights, and medical supplies in your kit, too much stuff can make your kit unwieldy and difficult to access or carry during an emergency. You may benefit from including a small amount of clothing in case your clothes are soaked, but don't prepare enough clothing for all three days. The lights and light sticks are for use instead of candles, since an open flame or spark often triggers an explosion and fire, complicating matters even worse.
Your local National Weather Service office is responsible for issuing Hazardous Weather Outlooks (HWOs) for the local area around you. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer.
Use our preparedness section to stay informed, make a plan, and most importantly—remain safe in an emergency.


You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. During a disaster, you don't want your kit clogged up with these items that you won't need for the next few days. If severe weather is occurring locally, the NWS office assigned to your area will issue warnings for these storms.
This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.
Hail clues are a dense white apron from cloud to earth (often mistaken for a low hanging cloud) and a rapid drop in temperature.



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