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Being NinerReady begins at the individual level. NinerReady promotes preparing for an emergency before something bad occurs.
- Do you know where to seek shelter during a tornado warning?
- Do you have an emergency kit prepared for an extended power outage or evacuation?
- What does Run, Hide, Fight mean?
These are all important questions to consider during blue-sky, sunny days so that you know what to do when danger is imminent.
Build an emergency kit
A great initial step in individual preparedness is to develop an emergency kit. An emergency kit can be used in any type of emergency, including during an evacuation or seek shelter order.