"We need to bring the communities back together again. People need to feel confident that they'll be prepared for the next emergency."
— Tom Sampson, Deputy Chief, CEMA
Keep ready-to-go kit items in a backpack, duffle bag or suitcase, in an accessible place, such as a front-hall closet. Make sure your kit is easy to carry, and everyone in the house knows where it is. Take it with you if you have to leave your house so you can be safe.
Store medicine you usually take near your ready-to-go kit.
We recommend stocking a three-day supply of non-perishables per person, including:
Beware of those looking to profit from disaster. Scrutinize all spending and purchase orders despite a state of local emergency.
Establish finance operations immediately to later augment disaster recovery reporting. Contract an accounting firm if necessary.