Consider the availability of medical services in your area and how they may or may not function in a disaster or in a prolonged emergency. For those with chronic medical conditions, keep an adequate supply of prescription medicine on hand.

Have you considered the vulnerability of the young or old in your neighborhood and your own capacity to lend a helping hand in the event of an emergency?

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