First, I’d like to send positive thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We have all seen the devastation major storms can cause as witnessed with Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy to name just two examples.
A natural disaster may strike at any time. A tornado or earthquake can devastate entire cities in a matter of minutes. While these scary events are not pleasant to think about, it’s important to acknowledge the possibility of a disaster so we can better prepare. This week, we’re looking into what you need to know in order to prepare for a natural disaster.
What do you need to do in case there’s a flood? How will your family survive if a hurricane strikes? Are you ready in the event of a wildfire? Disasters come in many forms, and the safety of yourself and your family may one day rely on how well you were able to plan today. Get ready before a disaster strikes with these comprehensive disaster preparedness steps.
Preparing for every disaster can be very overwhelming, and it can be easy to overlook important steps in the planning process. Does your family know where to meet if you get separated? Will your pets be allowed to stay at the nearest disaster shelter? Do you have enough emergency cash in case the power goes out? Take a moment and go through this checklist to make sure you’re completely prepared.
It’s one thing to have food stores and first-aid kits ready to go before a disaster, but it’s quite another to actually experience a disaster. In the heat of the moment, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is whether or not you have enough rechargeable batteries. Brush up on your survival strategies with this advice for getting out of any disaster in one piece.
Just For Fun: 9 Ways To Survive A Disaster Movie
Hollywood loves a good disaster movie. Films like “Dante’s Peak” or “2012” fill the box office every year, as directors think of new and exciting ways to destroy the world. While these scenarios are often unrealistic, when the credits roll, you can help but ask, “Would I be able to survive that?” This list offers great tips so you can survive even the worst Hollywood disaster movie.
To being prepared,
Dr. Michael Russo