Be Informed. Make a Plan. Get a Kit. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may entail anything from a long term loss of power to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to be prepared. The first step to take is to be informed on what to do before, during and after a natural or manmade disaster. Second, make a plan on how you will respond in the event of a disaster and finally build a disaster supply kit. Get all of the facts on these items and other disaster related information at Ready.gov!