The Federal Office of Homeland Security recommends all Americans be prepared for an emergency or disaster. One way you can be prepared is to have a "Go Kit" packed and ready with essential emergency supplies. This kit is to be used in an emergency, and taken with you if you have to evacuate a building or area. You can also be prepared by having a plan of action already in place. Finally, you can be prepared by staying informed about the potential risks and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack or other emergency.
Federal Office of Homeland Security:http://www.ready.gov
Make a Kit: http://www.ready.gov/america/get_a_kit.html
A. Recommended items: Waterproof flashlight and batteries, pairs of Latex gloves, sterile dressings to stop bleeding, cleansing agent/soap & antibiotic towelettes, adhesive, bandages in a variety of sizes, eye wash solution, one way mask for CPR, and wrench or pliers in case you have to turn off utilities.
Make a Plan:http://www.ready.gov/america/make_a_plan.html