Dealing with a natural or man-made disaster, inclement weather, or similar crisis situation can be easier if you prepare an emergency kit.
Be sure to include these essentials, advises the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
* A first aid kit.
* A flashlight, small radio and batteries.
* A whistle, used to signal others.
* Duct tape, waterproof mat-ches and plastic sheeting
* Toilet paper.
* A pair of sturdy shoes.
* Enough water and non-perishable food to last three days or longer.