Disaster can strike quickly and without warning.

It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services–water, gas, electricity or telephones–were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.

To be able to care for your household’s needs in the event that basic services are temporarily lost, the Champaign Health District recommends that you gather together in a portable container the following items in advance:

The Centers for Disease Control have developed checklists to help you prepare for an emergency. Click on the topic below that best fits your situation.