Disasters can and do happen, sometimes with notice and other times none at all. You can improve your preparedness for any event. The process of preparedness is more than completing a checklist or assembling a kit. Preparedness requires planning based on thinking–thinking about the risks you face, the needs of your household, and the way you and your family live and work day-to-day. It also means thinking about how you want to live during the days immediately following a disaster when government and community services may not be available for days or weeks. 

NCDP has developed a series of tools and resources to help aid planners, policymakers, individuals and families, and public/private institutions prepare for and respond to disasters to make our communities more resilient.