Encouraging citizens to participate in individual preparedness is a top priority for our State. Developing a family disaster supply kit and an emergency communication plan for your family are important steps you can take to better prepare for disaster. Knowing the threats you face and how to react in the event of an emergency can help you respond effectively in a disaster situation. We can’t always predict when disaster will strike but we can take measures beforehand to lessen the impact and help protect our lives and families. Through the Be Aware, Get Prepared program you will learn how to prepare for disasters in your area.