In most emergencies it’s best to stay in your own home if it is safe to do so. But that may mean being without power and water or any way to get supplies for three days or more.
Do you have enough food? What about family members who need medication? Do you have enough food for pets to get through too?
Your emergency supplies don’t have to be in a kit, but you might have to find them in the dark. Make sure everyone knows where the torches and batteries are.
If the power goes out, eat the food from your fridge first, then your freezer, before you eat the food in the cupboard or your emergency kit.
Get to know your neighbours. In an emergency they may need your help or you may need their help, and you may be able to band together to get through.
Keep up to date with emergency information by listening to a radio (get one with batteries), and checking your local council and/or civil defence group’s websites and social media. Follow the instructions of civil defence and emergency services.