There are several things you can do to be prepared for an emergency. Remember
    that it may be some time before emergency responders can reach you, depending
    on the type and scale of the natural or man-made emergency, or combination of
    emergencies occurring.

    You can be better prepared by doing the following:

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  • Prepare an emergency supply unit including a first aid kit, flashlight, battery
    operated radio, candles, matches, blankets, extra appropriate clothing,
    prescription medication, other necessary items, bottled liquids, and ready-
    to-eat food.
  • Learn CPR, first aid and life saving techniques.
  • Participate in community and family emergency preparedness planning.

    The following link provides a detailed checklist for you and your family about home
    preparedness: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/fdsk.pdf

    One of the best sources of home preparedness can be found in “Are You Ready?
    A Citizens Preparedness Guide”. This document was prepared by the Federal
    Emergency Management Agency to provide public information about how to better
    prepare your family and home for a disaster.