Getting prepared for a major disaster, catastrophe or emergency seems overwhelming, but it can easy. offers three steps to help you get prepared.

Step 1. Make a family emergency and communication plan. Don't forget pets and practice that plan with your family often!

Step 2. Build a kit to last at least 7 - 10 days and place copies of important documents with your kit. Keep one in your car, one at work, and one at home.

Step 3. Help others, get involved, and participate in free trainings.

For more tips, checklists, and training resources on emergency preparedness, check out and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

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