Are You Ready?
Tornado, flood, fire, terror, emergency: find the top ten ways to prepare for disaster. Then compare your readiness with the rest of America.
|On hand emergency items
||Percent of |
||Reliable vehicle to transport family members,
pets and supplies up to 50 miles away.
||Three days' worth of nonperishable food
to feed household.
||Visible house or building number to assist
rescue workers in searches.
||Account numbers and contact information
to access money in case cards are lost.
||Savings up to $2,000 to meet immediate
needs in case of evacuation.
||At least three gallons (24 bottles) of water
for each person in household.
||Grab and go emergency kit including items
such as first aid kit, flashlight, batteries,
copies of documents, cash, tools, radio, chargers.
|Emergency meeting location
||Agreed-upon spot where family members
can meet if separated.
||Important contact information and
contingency plan for disruption of
cell phone service.
||Source of household power in case of
long-term power disruption.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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