The Office of Homeland Security is sending a message to America; 'be ready'. Wednesday at a press conference Director Tom Ridge unveiled a new series of public service announcements designed to encourage Americans to be prepared in the event of an attack.
"There are a lot of real simple things that people can do to protect their families. Making sure you have a communication plan with your family is important. Store water and non-perishable foods, at least three days. Have a flashlight, extra batteries. Also have prescription drugs available. We're talking the simple necessities of life. We're asking America to be ready."
But how much would three days of simple necessity's cost, and what exactly should you have? According to guidlines set out by the Office of Homeland Security, this shopping cart should contain enough supplies for a family of four for at least three days.
|Water & Food |
|Clean Air |
|Special Needs Items|
|First Aid Kit |
|What You Can Do to Prepare for Disaster|