American Red Cross

Is your household ready?

When a flash flood, fire, tornado or other disaster threatens your home, there’s absolutely no time to lose – you might have just minutes to evacuate.

Start preparing today to be ready for tomorrow. Do you have a preparedness kit ready in your home? Do you know what to put in it? Test your disaster preparation knowledge with our short quiz!

How long should the food and water in your evacuation kit be able to sustain your family for?

1 day



3 days



1 week



2 weeks


When you are disaster-prepared, in the event of an emergency you’ll help not only your own household, but also the first responders who will be there to assist.

Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Get a Kit: Gather the essential supplies to put in your family’s first aid and emergency preparedness kits.
  2. Make a Plan: Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency.
  3. Be Informed: Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area and what you must know to stay safe.

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Stay safe, 

Lauri Rhinehart
VP, Humanitarian Services
American Red Cross