In support of National Preparedness Month, we're making it a bit easier to add a scanner to your go-bag. In addition to Water (#1 most important resource in the event of an area-wide emergency), Food, NOAA Weather Radio, cash, first aid supplies, personal medical supplies, personal hygiene supplies, extra batteries, we recommend a few other items:
- 2-Way Radios so that you can keep in touch with family members and neighbors if the mobile network goes down.
- Power inverter so you can use your vehicle to power and charge small devices such as radios, mobile phones, and AA batteries.
- Scanners so that you can be aware of how local emergency responders are dealing with the crisis.