Thanks to all of the state organizations, those are a lot of links. If you want to check out only a few, then I'd suggest Ready.gov, your state's emergency website, and the Red Cross.
I would also suggest that you do a search on emergency supplies or emergency kit. This will bring up links to many online stores with emergency gear and pre-packaged kits. Some of those websites also have their own blogs on emergency readiness and survial.
As far as firearm safety and storage are concerned - read the manual that came with your firearm (or get one from the manufacturer), practice with it, clean it after every use, and store it as is appropriate for you needs and state law. If you are new to firearms, I strongly recommend that you enroll in an NRA training program. They have programs for everyone, as well as those that specifically cater to women or youth.
I'll do another post soon with a break-down of what I have in our home for emergency preparedness.
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