Imagine the power grid has collapsed, leaving the city without water and basic services. With no outside help available, your family's survival depends on your preparedness. Answer the following questions to assess your readiness:

1.⁠ ⁠Water Supply: How much water do you have stored in your house? Remember, you need a minimum of 1 gallon per person per day.

2.⁠ ⁠Food Reserves: Each person needs about 2000 calories per day. How many calories of nonperishable food do you have? Exclude junk food and sugary snacks.

3.⁠ ⁠Light Source: Without power, darkness falls for approximately 10-12 hours per day. Do you have flashlights and extra batteries?

4.⁠ ⁠Backup Power: In the absence of the power grid, can you heat or cool your house? Do you have a generator and fuel for it?

5.⁠ ⁠Medical Supplies: With no access to pharmacies or doctors, do you have a first aid kit and extra medicines for your family?

6.⁠ ⁠Pet Care: Do you have pets? Remember, they require care similar to a child's during a crisis.

7. Do you feel prepared?