After the horrendous weather of these past few days, the widespread destruction, and tragic loss of life, we find ourselves wondering what we would do in the same circumstances. Are there lessons to be learned from this catastrophe? There are some websites that offer good, sound, practical advice to help you prepare for disasters. The Red Cross has some excellent information. The Department of Homeland Security also offers some training exercises available to the public.
The first item to consider is what types of disasters are found in the area where you live. In the Midwest, tornadoes are a common occurrence. The West Coast can experience earthquakes, while the East Coast is plagued with hurricanes. Raging forest fires is another that can strike anywhere. Regardless of the circumstances, there are some basic rules that could apply to nearly everyone.
Take a personal assessment of your own living situation and determine if you have any special needs that need to be addressed in your disaster preparedness. Do you have small children, aged parents, someone with a disability, or pets? You must take into consideration each individual that you are responsible for.
Do you have relatives or friends that live nearby that can offer assistance to you with respects to housing? You should work together to look out for each other and coordinate your planning strategies to best fit everyone’s needs. Knowing that you have someone to depend on can make facing life’s difficulties easier.
Planning family drills is another way to help prepare for potential life-threatening situations. Children in school and parents at work can result in families being separated. Basic communication may be interrupted and you may need to rely on other sources for information. Careful advance planning can help to relieve these concerns.
If you are interested in purchasing some first aid kits for your home, automobile, office where you work, our BetterhealthInnovations.com website offers a nice selection. Air and waterpurification systems can also be purchased there. Two of our other sites offer survival kits; SurvivalCampingWorld.com and Survivalcentral.com.
Perhaps you would like to share what lessons you have learned from your own experiences. You are welcome to leave a comment anytime. Take care and may God Bless, Angela O’Malley