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||Use||Percent of |
|Car||Reliable vehicle to transport family members, |
pets and supplies up to 50 miles away.
|Food||Three days' worth of nonperishable food |
to feed household.
|House number||Visible house or building number to assist |
rescue workers in searches.
|Financial information||Account numbers and contact information |
to access money in case cards are lost.
|Money||Savings up to $2,000 to meet immediate |
needs in case of evacuation.
|Water||At least three gallons (24 bottles) of water |
for each person in household.
|Evacuation kit||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.
|Communication plan||Important contact information and |
contingency plan for disruption of
cell phone service.
|Generator||Source of household power in case of |
long-term power disruption.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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