Nearly 40 percent of Kansas’ 105 counties have been declared major disaster areas this year alone due to severe weather events this spring. But not all disasters come in the form of a major storm. When a home floods or is damaged by fire, it’s a disaster for the homeowner, renter or business owner. For that reason, some emergency responders say “all disasters are local” and that’s why K-State Research and Extension has developed a program to help people prepare for disasters. Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss says Prepare Kansas, an online challenge focusing on simple weekly activities, makes it easier for individuals and families to become better prepared.