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close this bookFamily Disaster Supplies Kit (American Red Cross - FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1997, 4 p.)
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HURRICANE - FLASH FLOOD - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILL - EARTHQUAKE - TORNADO - WINTER STORM - FIRE

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond.


A highway spill of hazardous material could mean instant evacuation.


A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake, flood, tornado or any other disaster could cut off basic services—gas, water, electricity and telephones—for days.

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach every one immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. Would your family be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives?


Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you’ve gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.