Personal Needs

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Personal needs are the things that you could not do without in an emergency—the tools, supplies, and equipment that you need to protect your physical, mental, and emotional health and safety during an emergency.

The Basics

Are you resilient?

A person’s “resilience” is their ability to bounce back from a difficult or life-changing event—like the diagnosis of chronic disease or the impacts of a natural disaster. People are more resilient and better able to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity when they make healthy choices, including the decision to prepare for emergencies. Communities are more resilient when their citizens are prepared.

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