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Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and emergencies can have widespread and even long-lasting impacts on supplies, services, and the public health and health care systems. Don’t wait for an emergency to happen to prepare. Use the time before and between events to gather essential supplies, learn self-help skills, and build the self-confidence you need to respond quickly and constructively in a crisis. When services and supplies are limited, it is important to have the personal needs, prescriptions, paperwork, power sources, and practical skills you need to respond.

PERSONAL NEEDS
PERSONAL NEEDS

Gather food, water, & medical supplies to last at least 72 hours.

Power Sources
POWER SOURCES

Prepare for power outages with backup power sources.

PRESCRIPTIONS
PRESCRIPTIONS

Prepare an emergency supply of prescription medications.

PAPERWORK
PAPERWORK

Collect and protect important documents and medical records.

PRACTICAL SKILLS
PRACTICAL SKILLS

Learn self-help and life-saving skills to use during an emergency.

Page last reviewed: August 20, 2020, 04:55 PM