You’ve heard all the “no-duh” tips before about preparing for a disaster—keep water and non-perishable food on hand, have a flashlight with extra batteries…
But this month the federal government is hoping you will get down to details to make a plan for, not the unthinkable, but the inevitable: wild fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or even terrorism and pandemics.
To get the word out FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Authority, has built an extensive website to help citizens plan and prepare.
Ready.gov offers instructions on how to ready your family, your home, your car and even your business for an emergency. The site includes tips specific to tornadoes—two twisters damaged homes across Bartow County in April 2011—and other disasters. There are even diagrams on how to seal off your home in the event that the outside air is contaminated.
Here are five things