Why do I need a disaster supplies kit?

This kit is meant to provide for the basic needs of an individual or family for up to 72 hours in the event of an emergency or disaster when resources will be in short supply. For more information on what items specifically should be included in your plan, please see our Build a Kit webpage.

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1. Why do I need a disaster supplies kit?
2. How do I prepare for a tornado before it strikes?
3. What hints do you have for recovering from flood or water damage?
4. We had a storm last night. Why didn't I get a CodeRED Weather Warn call?
5. What is the difference between a severe weather watch and a severe weather warning?