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There is still room to improve the preparedness of individuals and their families. There are many people who have basic emergency supplies, such as water, non-perishable items, flashlights, and first aid kit. But fewer have spent the time creating an emergency action plan to outline what should be done in case of disaster. A smaller number of people have also done the research necessary to use and store supplies safely. Moreover, many families and individuals do not understand how important it is to create evacuation routes in the event of an emergency or keep documents like insurance policies readily accessible. While some progress has already been made in preparing for disaster situations, most people could use more information about the best ways to prepare their family and themselves for such a situation.