Protecting loved ones from injury is the top priority when a disaster strikes. A major event such as a storm or a fire generally brings a high degree of confusion and chaos along with it. It’s also common for items to be in short supply in the wake of a disaster. Stores often close because they run out of goods. Emergency responders may be overwhelmed and unable to reach people who need help. By planning in advance, before a disaster response is needed, you can have supplies in place. Emergency preparedness and home modifications can help provide security to a family.