DHS needs to put out comprehensive instructions for preparing for different disasters. Natural and man-made disasters occur someplace daily but those who would prepare are characterized as crazy people. The job of helping after any sort of disaster is improved if victim's are not in a state of total devestation. The only way that can be avoided is to prepare in advance. We Americans are not used to having to prepare, therefore guidance is necessary. The guide currently available on the DHS website is inadequate for an event lasting 3 days. Our local redcross advisor was ill prepared when the hurricans hit a few years ago, illustrating the need for guidance.