Two simple measures prepare you for either sitting out an event such as a tornado or a hurricane or evacuating. For evacuation, a disaster bag or knapsack should be prepared and for sheltering purposes a stockpile of supplies. Some supplies to have on hand include:

  1. a flashlight with spare batteries;
  2. a battery operated radio;
  3. first aid kit;
  4. prescription medicines;
  5. cash
  6. a cell phone with a fully charged spare battery;
  7. spare keys;
  8. water
  9. high energy non-perishable food
  10. change of clothing