Due to the recent uptick in earthquakes and seismic activity across the world I feel it prudent to mention again, to have a disaster preparedness plan, especially if you live along the coasts or along a fault zone, or surrounding Yellowstone area, or live on an island. Know you exit routes if you might need to travel quickly and do not hesitate to leave. Always have a backpack in your car in case of emergency which should include dry foods like granola bars and a couple bottles of water. Also, a flashlight, lighter (not a Zippo), pocket knife, blanket, and maybe also a change of clothing in a plastic bag. Females, you know what else you need to bring due to monthly cycles, but also note that sanitary napkins can make good bandages. That in mind, also have some bandages on hand and antiseptics.
In your homes if you need to hunker down for any reason have flashlights, candles, emergency small portable radios and batteries, and food and water that will last at least 2 weeks if rationed. Even if you’re insanely short of funds get a couple cases of Ramen noodles and bottled water, granola bars, and canned goods…anything is better than nothing. Do not depend on government assistance. In an earthquake or other disaster situation, critical infrastructure could be compromised so prepare for not having electricity or running water for an extended period of time. Know how you plan to start a fire to cook your food and stay warm. In extreme cases, know how to use self protection.
Also, if you have pets, have a plan for them too!
This is not to alarm anyone, I just wanted to put this out there in light of recent geographical events.