Hurricane season is upon us and while there are no storms threatening the North Carolina coast as of this writing, you can never underestimate the value of being prepared. The best time to make decisions about your family’s safety is before disaster strikes. Local government and disaster relief organizations will try to help as soon as possible after a disaster happens in your community, but experts say you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 3 days.  Items you should consider for your Family Survival Kit include:

FEMA recently added a Veterans resource page to its Disaster Assistance website. allows all Veterans who have been impacted by a disaster to find information on how to get assistance in an efficient and timely manner.