Emergencies are stressful, so it is important to try and maintain as pleasant and comfortable a space as possible.

Make sure that there is seating and space to lie down in the room.
Remove heavy, fragile objects (porcelain, appliances, mirrors, flower pots) or unnecessary items from the room.
Check that all shelves are reinforced to the walls.
If there are small children in the house, bring games and toys to make your time more pleasant. Store emergency equipment in your space, and make sure that the pathway to your space is clear. 


For more details, visit the Home Front Command website.