I recently attended a neighborhood Emergency Preparedness class taught by the Emergency Manager for Clackamas Fire.
With all of the natural disasters this year, it prompted me to take the class and finally get the Emergency Kit completed.
The most likely and overdue disaster would be the Cascade Subduction Zone earthquake which is 72 years overdue and is estimated to be 8.0-9.2 in magnitude. The zone stretches from Victoria BC to Cape Mendocino in northern California. At the upper end of magnitude, this earthquake is predicted to be the worst natural disaster in North American history and FEMA projects 13,000 will die from the quake and likely tsunami.
Yikes! Other reasons to have an emergency kit is winter weather!