All of us should be prepared for disasters whether natural or man made and it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Follow in our emergency preparedness series - How to get started.
Do not let the feeling that this prepping or being ready is too much so you will just keep putting it off. I already cover why you need to start NOW. When you begin to gather emergency supplies and start a plan for emergencies, you will discover it gives you a sense of peace and in my case is a little bit addicting. I love working on my deep pantry food storage and getting items that we need checked off of our list.