Are you prepared for a disaster?
While disasters don’t happen frequently, it’s still important to be prepared. With stormy weather, and potential for tornados, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires it’s important to be prepared! Natural disasters are scary, but you need to think clearly to take action. Being prepared enables you to have a plan of action and will allow you to deal with situations more effectively. Follow these tips to keep you prepared for emergencies.
Disasters are scary, but panic isn’t going to help you. Remain calm so you can take action to get yourself out of any dangerous situations.
Have a plan.
Create an emergency plan with your family/cohabitants. Know what you’re supposed to do in the event of an emergency and pick a meeting place outside your home to avoid. Having a plan helps keep you calm and take action during an emergency.
Keep a survival kit.
It’s essential to have a survival kit on hand in the event of an emergency. In a safe place in your home keep an emergency preparedness kit.
The Red Cross recommends you include:
- A three days’ supply of water (1 gallon/person/day)
- Non-perishable food to last three days
- Flashlights with extra batteries
- First aid kit with medications
- Copies of personal documents
- A battery powered radio
- Camera for photos of any damage
- Extra shoes and clothing
- Hand sanitizer and any other necessary hygiene items
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