A major part of disaster preparation is stocking up on essential survival gear and food that will get you through an emergency situation. Water and non-perishable foods? Check. Toilet paper? Double check. Flashlights, batteries and a first-aid kit? Triple check. But if your family includes someone with special needs, kids or pets, here are a few things you don’t want to forget:
- Assistive devices for family members with special needs
- Games or something to occupy the kids
- Food and water for the family pet
Military families and service members pride themselves on readiness. When faced with a natural disaster or other emergency, "ready" means planning and preparing to care for everyone in your household — kids, family members with special needs and pets.
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