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Natural Disaster Preparation

By Edited Nov 22, 2015 2 2

Natural disaster preparation can seriously be the difference between survival and death. No matter where you may live or travel there are not many (if any) places that you can go where at some point in time you don't risk the chance of experiencing or being faced with an earthquake, tsunami, flood, landslide, tornado, hurricane or some other natural disaster. For this reason being prepared is an absolute must for every household.

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Natural disaster preparation - Plan your home escape or evacuation routes – these must be planned out from all areas of the house especially if you have more than one story to your home. Post your escape routes in different areas of the home and revisit them every month with your family to be sure they know what to do in case of an emergency or other natural disasters. 


Set a meeting place as a part of your natural disaster preparation. This is just in case you are separated when the disaster takes place or should you become separated and are unable to make contact in another way. You will want to make a Plan A and also a Plan B just in case for any reason the first meeting location is unreachable.


Put together an emergency preparedness kit. These kits can be placed in several easy to access locations and can play a big role in natural disaster preparation. To learn how to put together your own emergency and natural disaster preparation kits you can read the following article: 


Pick up emergency identification bracelets or necklaces for each and every member of your family (don't forget your pets that are often overlooked during the chaos of a natural crisis). Should the unfortunate happen and you or a family member are injured this will allow aid to identify you or your family member, enable medical personnel to better treat you and identify any possible current medical condition as well as locate records.


Natural disaster preparation should also include knowing what to expect and also how to react should you come across someone in need. One of the first steps is getting educated about what situations can occur and what takes place during different natural disasters. There is a a lot of survival themed literature on the subject that can teach you what you need to know. Another type of preparedness can consist of having CPR training or knowing how to perform CPR, being able to handle other injuries such as slowing bleeding, treating shock, making tourniquets and treating small cuts and burns can come in handy and help you to be ready to save a life should a situation arise. You never know the life you save could be that of someone you love so take the time and make sure your natural disaster preparation is covered.


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Jan 17, 2010 7:03am
Important information thank you
Jan 26, 2010 4:16pm
This is well needed information.
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