How to Prepare for an Emergency

When an emergency strikes, would you know what to do? Find out how to handle common emergencies and what to pack to ensure you and your family are safe in any situation.

Almost half of the adult population in the U.S. do not have a set plan for emergencies. There are certain things that you should make sure are packed away and ready in the event of an emergency. Learn what they are here or print out this list from the CDC to keep in your house as a reminder.


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