How to Prepare for an Emergency

Knowing how to prepare for an emergency is the kind of thing you hope you never need to rely on. Hopefully, you won't find yourself in an emergency, but having an emergency preparedness plan and an emergency kit could save lives if the worst does occur. Though how you prepare for an emergency situation will vary depending on the type of emergency, there are some items on most emergency supply lists that are universal. Water, food, and other supplies will be essential whether you're preparing an emergency kit for your home or your car. Read on to find out other essential emergency preparedness supplies and how to prepare for an emergency at home or on the road.

UPDATED: Jul 19, 2021Fact Checked

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Chris Tepedino is a feature writer that has written extensively about auto insurance for numerous websites. He has a college degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and has experience reporting, researching investigative pieces, and crafting detailed, data-driven features. His works have been featured on CB Blog Nation, Flow Words, Healing Law, WIBW Kansas, and Cinncinati.com. ...

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Rachael Brennan has been working in the insurance industry since 2006 when she began working as a licensed insurance representative for 21st Century Insurance, during which time she earned her Property and Casualty license in all 50 states. After several years she expanded her insurance expertise, earning her license in Health and AD&D insurance as well. She has worked for small health in...

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UPDATED: Jul 19, 2021

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