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Are you prepared for any emergency? Here are seven tips to get started.

By Tara Parker-Pope

07 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Being prepared in the case of an emergency can have a huge impact on the outcome of the situation. This article provides 7 useful tips on where to start when preparing for unpredictable events.

Two simple words will help protect your family and lower your stress during uncertain times: Be prepared.

The hardest part about planning for the unexpected is getting started. But taking a few simple steps now will pay dividends later if you need to make a quick exit from your home or hunker down for a while. The goal is to have all the essentials you need whether the crisis is because of dangerous weather, a medical emergency or a crisis you've never even thought of.

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