What you have on hand when a disaster strikes can make a big difference for your comfort and safety in the hours and days that follow. Basic services, such as electricity, gas, water and telephones, may be cut off, or you may have to evacuate at a moment's notice. If you are confined at home, it may take some time for professional emergency responders to get to you. Plan on storing enough supplies for at least two week or more for everyone in the family.
Tips from the Regional Water Providers Consortium on how to prepare water for emergencies.
Items to include in a disaster supplies kit.
Information and resources about toilets for emergencies.
Items to consider for a disaster kit to ensure financial preparedness.