Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Disaster can force you to leave your home or shelter in your home. What would you do if you lost utilities, such as electricity, gas, telephone? Help may not be able to reach you immediately and you and your neighbors must take care of themselves for awhile.
You can prepare for a disaster in advance by developing a personal disaster plan. The following links will help you when you are faced with different disasters and what you need to remember. The following downloadable publications are from the American Red Cross and the US Humane Society.