It is extremely likely in your lifetime that you will face some sort of emergency or natural disaster. Every emergency, no matter how basic, requires some planning on your part for your own protection. Winter Storms (such as "Alfred" in 2011), power outages, flooding, hazardous materials incidents, hurricanes, tornadoes, and even plane crashes can effect your way of life for a few hours or a few days. Below are some tips from FEMA to help you both plan for an emergency and also to survive the situation.
For additional information, please visit FEMA's website at http://www.ready.gov