With the many disasters and future events that we have seen and await us we
couldn't never be prepared too much. Emergency preparedness is really
essential as water and food is for our bodies. The information that is given
in this site will hopefully be very useful and life saving for those times of
Whether you are looking for long term emergency preparedness of survival,
or for a couple of weeks, or for a couple of days of having to maybe leave
your home, you should have some type of plans in the makings of what you
should do and be ready for these kinds of disasters. We should never get into
the mind frame of thinking that these events will never happen to us and we
are protected in where we live. We don't have to look in our news too far to
find disasters happening all around us as in like the recent hurricane that
hit New Orleans off the coast of the USA. Many lost their lives there which
might have been avoided if they had been prepared and had a plan derived up.
There are real benefits to being prepared as here quoted from FEMA:
"Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses
that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should
know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a
tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in
public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs.
People also can reduce the impact of disasters (flood
proofing, elevating a home or moving a home out of harmís way, and
securing items that could shake loose in an earthquake) and sometimes
avoid the danger completely.
The need to prepare is real.
Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every
year. Each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property.
If a disaster occurs in your community, local
government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you
need to be ready as well. Local responders may not be able to reach you
immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.
You should know how to respond to severe weather or any
disaster that could occur in your area - hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme
cold, flooding, or terrorism.
You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at
least three days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid,
food, water, and sanitation."
The more emergency prepared you are the better you will be able help
yourself, but better than that, you will be able to help those who are less
fortunate, who maybe didn't have the opportunity to prepare as they should
have. So prepare a plan for these future disasters that could easily effect
Here is a list of types of disasters for being emergency prepared for and
take notice of those that could effect you in your area:
Thunderstorms and lightning
Winter storms and extreme cold
Landslides and debris flow
Hazardous materials incidents
Household chemical emergencies
Nuclear power plant emergencies
Terrorism or Foreign Invasions
Radiological dispersion device events
As you prepared there are many factors to keep in mind. One of them is
not to overwhelm yourself of all the supplies that you need to purchase and
not having everything you feel you need to be emergency prepared at this
moment. Budget you finances so that every month you are purchasing items to
prepare and slowly you will have what you will need. If it means of not
going out to eat as much and using that money for preparing, then budget
that way. But anything you can do to help you get closer to your goal in
preparing, the better shape you will be in and confident when disasters
might come your way.
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