My dear friend and former colleague Dan Rasmus has some really important points to make regarding IT operations and emergency preparedness in his blog entry Work Interrupted - Rapid Response in a Crisis.
Thank about how many warnings we have already had about potential pandemics. If it hits, it will be too late to make emergency plans...we will need to be carrying out those plans, not talking about what they should be!
I have a supply of masks, gloves, bottled water and canned food at my home. Do you? I hope I never need them...but I have them.