How to Be Prepared for a Disaster

Article Posted by Expert Author: Emma Prior  on 04/08/2013

You can never be too prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Check out these simple tips to keep you prepared if disaster strikes.

 

  • A general rule of thumb is that you should have enough food, water, and other supplies for 72 hours. Keep in mind that electricity may not be available, so plan for foods that can be eaten without heating. Water purification tablets are an easy way to access clean water without storing many gallons of purified water at a time.

  • Flash lights are a must-have, but don't forget the batteries. Remember that you may be using them for many hours at a time, so it's a smart idea to have several sets of backup batteries.

  • Include 2 extra changes of clothes, blankets, and coats if you live in a colder climate. The idea is to be able to grab your kit at a moment's notice without having to pack anything else.

  • Don't forget hygiene. Travel sized toothbrushes, tooth paste and other toiletries are easy to add to your pack.

 

These tips may be simple, but they can save lives in the event of an emergency.

 

Don't forget that home security systems may be a strategic component of any disaster as well.  Make sure you examine all of the various add-ons available to keep your family safe in any situation by sounding the alarm early and getting the troops mobilized to execute your safety plan.

 


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