They say that nobody plans to fail; they fail to plan. Although communities usually come together in tough situations, you can't always rely on the kindness of strangers, so you might have to do the heavy lifting yourself. And planning ahead is the key to making it through an emergency as safely as possible.
And when planning fails, you might have to make a few things up as you go. So, here are a few preparation tips and a few hacks that should help you get through the worst as smoothly as possible.