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Why Prepare For Disaster?

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Disaster can happen at any time, often with little to no warning. The mass destruction can leave you cutoff from the outside world for days. Emergency rescuers will soon be there to help following a disaster, but it may take time before they are able to get to you.

You need to be prepared. Being ready for any disaster is important to surviving and recovering form a disaster. The web pages on this site will help you and your family plan for a variety of disasters so that you can survive and pull through successfully.

Having an emergency plan and a disaster survival supply kit will help you through almost every kind of crisis, whether natural or caused by humans. However, each type of event requires different kinds of preparation and action.