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The first 72 hours after a disaster hits are the most critical. The decisions you make during this time can determine whether you survive or not, and also how comfortable you will be while waiting out the worst. Since local authorities are often overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, expect to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Read what you really need in your 72 Hour Kit for Disaster Preparedness.