Here is a list of things to do little by little, month by month, to help you become more prepared for an emergency.
Take first-aid & CPR training.
Post emergency #s by phones.
Update first aid kit and have extra medicines purchased.
Obtain flashlights, batteries, transistor radio (or check existing).
Create a family plan in case of disaster (where to gather, where 72-hr kits are, emergency phone #s, etc.) Explain & practice in family home evening.
Purchase fire extinguisher & learn how to use. Check smoke detectors. Also collect kerosene lamp, fuel, & matches.
Create a car emergency kit including first aid supplies, coins/cash, flashlight, blanket, water, & food.
Anticipate what kids might need to cope with disaster. Add to 72-hr kit.
Gather important personal items (birth certificates, photos, videos) and place in safe deposit box or other secure location away from home.
Gather clothing, bedding, first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, radio, food & water in 72-hr kit you can grab & run.
Educate yourself by reading a book or article on disaster preparedness.
Learn/review how to turn off electricity, water, & gas. Put crowbar, wrench, & shovel in 72-hr kit.
Relax and enjoy peace of mind this Christmas!