Are you prepared in the event of an emergency? Many people fail to realize that true readiness takes detailed planning prior to the actual event. If you had to evacuate, would your valuables be secure? Or would you have enough water and food to sustain your family for 72 hours? All these are good questions posed by Ronda Kaysen for the New York Times in her article, Preparing Your Home for a Disaster. The thought of disaster preparedness can be overwhelming, but if you allow time for the various parts, it becomes a much less daunting task.