There are a few simple steps you can take to prepare yourself and your family for a possible pandemic. Dr. Osterholm suggests that you:
- Stock your cabinets with enough canned goods to last four to five weeks.
- Stockpile your prescription drugs, if possible.
- Speak with city officials to make sure your community has enough chlorine on hand to purify the water, in case shipments stop coming. Many cities only keep enough chlorine on hand to last five to seven days.