FEMA urges families to prepare for disasters. Grab and Go kits are easy and essential ways to be prepared.
"Preparing for the potential devastation of a hurricane isn't just the job of emergency management officials. It's also an individual responsibility...An emergency preparedness kit needs to include food and water for each member of your family for three days, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, flashlight, spare batteries, first aid kit, can opener, local maps, moist towelettes, toilet paper, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
Other items to consider include sleeping bags or blankets, paper towels, books, puzzles and games for children and pet food for family pets."