Emergency preparedness tends to get creepily paranoid. Here's some basic advice for everyone. It won't protect you from zombies, but it will keep you comfortable, warm and safe.
A disaster anywhere but where you live is nature's way of asking you how that emergency response plan is coming along. With the landslide in Washington, a severe storm in eastern Canada, and an earthquake in Los Angeles last night, it's about time to consider your local hazards and prepare appropriately.