After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted, such as running water, electricity, refrigeration, cell phone service, Internet, operating gas stations and ATMs may be unavailable.
Experts recommend that you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days. But with the island geography of the Keys, residents should plan on being self-sufficient for a week or more. Store your household disaster kit in an easily accessible location. Put contents in a large, watertight container you can move easily. A large plastic garbage can with a lid and wheels works well.
*Remember to never cook with charcoal and gas grills inside, or run generators indoors!
A go-bag is a disaster kit put together with the following items in a backpack or other easy-to-carry container in case you must evacuate quickly.
Each family member should have an identifiable go-bag. Additional supplies should also be kept in your car and at work.