A guide to assist you in compiling a disaster kit is available here through the State of Ohio's website. We suggest you review this information and plan and assemble a kit for your family.
In 2005, communities within the United States faced 48 major disasters, 68 emergency declarations and 39 fire management assistance declarations. Those numbers indicate that a major incident affected a community somewhere every 2.5 days. One of the most important lessons learned from all of that emergency activity is that each and every household must take an increased level of responsibility to be able to provide for itself during a local emergency.