A disaster can strike quickly with little to no warning, and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school, or can confine you to your home. The best way to ensure you and your family are prepared is to start the preparedness process well before the disaster occurs. Preparing before a disaster event can ensure your family has a functional emergency plan as well as the essential supplies on hand to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. There are three actions everyone can take to plan and prepare for a disaster: 1) make a plan, 2) build an emergency supplies kit, and 3) stay informed. Explore the links below to learn more on how to make a plan, build a kit, and how to stay informed of important emergency and disaster information.