Our Prophets teach us that we need to be prepared for not if, but when disaster strikes. I have put together some information to help you to prepare for disaster. There is also classes available once a month to help you learn more on how to better prepare yourself for emergency situations. Here is what the church has to say about Emergency Preparation:
We should be prepared for the future. Only preparation, both spiritual and temporal, can dispel fear. Individual members and families should prepare to be as self-reliant as possible in times of personal or widespread emergency.
President Gordon B. Hinckley has suggested "that the time has come to get our houses in order. . . . There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed" (in Conference Report, Oct. 1998, 70; or Ensign, Nov. 1998, 53).
The primary responsibility to prepare for and respond to emergencies rests with individual members and families. To help, Church leaders have counseled families to:
Prepare spiritually through fasting, family and personal prayer, family home evening, and honoring their covenants.
Prepare financially by staying out of debt, saving for the future, and obtaining insurance if possible.
* Families should start by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in saving.
Prepare for home and natural disasters by having certain basic emergency and first aid supplies available in one
place in your home for quick and easy access.
Maintain physical health by practicing wise eating habits, observing the Word of Wisdom, and exercising regularly.