The Federal Office of Homeland Security recommends all Americans be prepared for an emergency or disaster. One way you can be prepared is to have a "Go Kit" packed and ready with essential emergency supplies. This kit is to be used in an emergency, and taken with you if you have to evacuate a building or area. You can also be prepared by having a plan of action already in place. Finally, you can be prepared by staying informed about the potential risks and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack or other emergency.