Plan and Prepare Make sure your family is prepared before disaster strikes. The time to prepare is now! Does your family have an emergency kit with 2-3 days of supplies you can use in case of emergency? Do you have a family communication plan for reaching members of your family during a disaster? If you have to evacuate, where will you go? If you are separated, where will you meet? Learn how to get a kit, make a plan, stay informed and protect your home.