We’re entering that time of year when we can expect an increase in bad weather and other natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding, and even blizzards. Hurricane Matthew, for instance, has already left hundreds dead in Haiti and has already hit land in the U.S. Here are five things you can do to help prepare your family for whatever disasters you may face.

1. Have a first-aid kit and know how to use it

Create a first-aid kit for your car and your house at a minimum. Some people even choose to carry with them an individual first-aid kit (IFAK) as part of their everyday carry (EDC). There are several articles on both SOFREP and the Loadout Room that cover this topic. Once you create a first-aid kit, learn how to use the equipment. The latest and greatest medical gear won’t do you any good unless you are familiar with it.

Check out these articles:

“4 MUST Have Items In Every Medical Kit”