Being prepared for a test always makes me feel good. So being prepared for an emergency should be no different. When you are prepared you have a sense of confidence that makes you and others feel safe. At this very moment we are experiencing a blizzard on the east coast in Maryland. The governor called for a state of emergency which means that we have to be off the roads and in our homes for a few days at a time. Preparing for snow and icy conditions takes a little bit of planning.