Disasters can happen at any time, so emergency responders say the best way to survive is to plan ahead.
The reminder comes as part of September’s National Preparedness Month.
For the past 16 years, emergency management officials have conducted a public campaign to get people ready to face a disaster.
They recommend placing non-perishable food, water and supplies into a container to be used when needed.
Cody Charvat with Sedgwick County Emergency Management says it’s important to plan for the possibility of losing electricity for up to 72 hours.