In times of disaster, the responsibility for preparation falls on each one of us. There are many things that you can do to prepare for an emergency. Whether its personal, such as creating a family plan or 72-hour kit, or for the community, such as giving blood or volunteering, there are always things that can be done to become better prepared. If you feel like you have prepared, then practice what you have prepared. Create family fire drills, have discussions with family about what to do in a disaster, update kits you already have, etc. After preparing yourself, get involved in the community. Talk to neighbors about community preparedness. Participate in local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Encourage others to become prepared. There is always something we can be doing to better prepare for disasters.