During the critical hours
following a disaster, you
may need to provide
your own food, water, and other supplies in
sufficient quantity (for you, your family,
and pets) to last for up to three days.
Local professional responders will be on the
scene after a disaster, but they cannot
reach everyone immediately.
You may get help immediately, it may be
hours, or even days. Basic services such as
electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment,
and telephones may be cut off for days, or
even a week or longer.
Useful Links for
Preparing a Kit