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Is Your Family Prepared For A Natural Disaster?

By Rad Johnathis

There are a variety of tips on preparing for a man made or natural disaster that should be known by almost every single person on this planet. These disasters are unpredicted and it is common for many to suffer due to lack of preparation. Avoid this by following a few simple tips and guidelines.

First and foremost, before covering any recommendations you must realize that you do not need astronomical amounts of money to prepare for these events. Most average people will be able to utilize some of the tips and tricks outlined within this article.

Water is of course the first necessity on your list. Always have at least six gallons per family member stored within your safety spot. Having more is advisable, but not required. Food will also be an important concern. Pick up enough nonperishable items that will last awhile. You must also have a can opener within the safety spot, and any other utensils you may need to eat.

In addition to food and water, you need to pickup a safe container that will be able to hold important items without them getting damaged. This needs to be waterproof and comprised of a thick material. You should then fill this container with disaster necessities such as batteries, flashlights, and clothing; among additional items.

It is also a good idea to store other important health-related items within this container. A first-aid kit containing pain relievers, headache medicine, burn ointment, Band-Aids, and gauze pads is highly suggested to have. As is medication that one of the members of your family may need. For instance, asthma medication should be held within this case.

One extremely vital preparation that is obvious, yet somehow overlooked is to keep this area close and convenient to you. If you are at the other end of the home opposite your safety area, chances are you will have difficulties trying to get to it. Ensure there is no clutter or any obstacles in the way that could prevent you and your family from getting to the safety location.

If you want to be fully prepared, you will make sure all the people living within your home know how to utilize a fire extinguisher and any other important tools one might need during a catastrophe. It is a great idea to practice the process with your family too.

Finally, you may want to make sure that the rest of the areas you find yourself in are well prepared. For instance, your car should be a top priority. Make sure there are no problems with the automobile and get it checked on a regular basis. Your gas should always be halfway full and you should have a flashlight and first-aid kit. These simple tips are easy to implement and could save your life.

It is important to understand these tips on preparing for a man made or natural disaster and implement them within your daily lifestyle. Such events could happen at any second and any location in the world. It is pivotal to take the correct precautions necessary and ensure you and your family is safe.

Earthquake preparedness is a important part of living in an earthquake prone area. Storing water, food and other items may mean the difference in being a refugee or a victim. Plan accordingly so that you do not become another statistic. Survival food is a cheap and readily available to everyone.

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Johnathis, Rad "Is Your Family Prepared For A Natural Disaster?." Is Your Family Prepared For A Natural Disaster?. 20 Jun. 2010. 18 Jul 2014 <>.

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Johnathis, R (2010, June 20). Is Your Family Prepared For A Natural Disaster?. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from

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Johnathis, Rad "Is Your Family Prepared For A Natural Disaster?"

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