Be Prepared!
  The present and near future is not a trivial matter. It's ok to hope for the best. But if you can, prepare for the worst. It never hurts to error on the side of caution and safety.  
  Things aren't going to change until it’s almost too late or too late. So we advise everyone to prepare for the worst.  
  Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein

How to Start Preparing

Effective preparation of any kind requires a clear understanding of the goals you are trying to achieve. In the case of disaster preparedness (DP), the primary goal is to minimize the impact of a crisis—whether it’s a house fire, earthquake, or flood. At an absolute minimum, this means you want to survive, but in most cases you also expect to maintain a reasonable quality of life. A comprehensive disaster preparedness plan should help you and your family to accomplish both.

Disaster preparedness requires much more than just stocking up on food and water. A much more ­thorough approach can be developed around five ­cornerstones. As you work through the discussion of the 14 basic human needs, consider each of these cornerstones to establish the most effective preparedness plan.