"How well you survive a disaster, depends on what you do before the disaster happens," Kuhlmann said. He recommends making an individual, family and business emergency plan and discuss it with family members and co-workers. Everyone should have a 72-hour kit at home, one in your vehicle and one at work. For a list of items to include in this kit, visit www.bereadyutah.gov or www.redcross.org/prepare.
Anyone with functional needs, should take additional steps in emergency preparation. Go to www.specialneedsutah.org to register and learn more.