Disaster Preparation: Getting Started


Here are some pointers for getting started in preparing yourself for a disaster.

Staging Your Supplies

One of the most important concepts to understand for disaster readiness is staging your supplies in multiple locations. The locations and circumstances in which you stage your supplies will be dictated by what you can store in that particular location.

  • Home
  • Close friend’s house
  • Family members’ homes
  • Vehicle
  • Traveling to Work (if you take the Metro)
  • Workplace

From DHS’ www.ready.gov


Be Prepared For Emergencies While Traveling
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Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and vehicles.


Your disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days.

Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to…

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