Getting through an emergency situation will be really difficult without a plan on hand. You will need a plan to survive even after hoarding all essentials like water, food and first aid kits. Moreover, testing an emergency plan is critical as it helps to establish its effectiveness. Here are some pointers which came handy after the emergency plan was tested. Firstly, emergency supplies should be stored in easily accessible areas so that you can fetch them even during a power outage. Also, ensure that batteries in your flash lights and other gadgets haven't gone dead. Most of the times, the back up generator doesn't work as it has not been used for long time periods. Also, you should be prepared to evacuate you house in case of a mishap. Plus, you should be able to find your way back home and contact all family members if anyone gets stuck outside the house during an emergency.