Preparing For and Surviving Natural Disasters
Are you prepared the next time a natural disaster strikes? Unfortunately, many people have not made the simple and inexpensive preparations necessary to help them get by a natural disaster. What if an earthquake, tornado or hurricane strikes? The direct damage caused by these natural disasters can tear your home apart. What most people don’t understand is that these disasters can cause extensive strength outages. These outages can cause the closing of supermarkets, ATMs and other important businesses, which could leave us cut off from those basic supplies and sets that we typically take for granted.
Fortunately, by taking a few minutes and spending a little cash, you can prepare yourself against these types of disasters. In emergencies, it is important to have the right kind of survival kits, communication products and emergency food and water supplies that will help get you and your family by these difficult times. These types of kits are inexpensive, when compared to the money you might have to use to get the basics you would need to survive. With these types of products, for disaster preparedness, you can be sure your family and pets will be safe and it is all within your reach.
The cutting off of electricity, is one of the most extensive effects of a natural disaster. You won’t be able to function anything electrical that cannot run on an alternate source of electricity. Depending on the extent of the natural disaster, the strength could be out for hours, days or already weeks. You will want to make sure there are basic items, easily easy to reach, when the strength goes out. This will guarantee, you and your family, will have what they need until the strength is restored and local businesses can reopen.
A flashlight is a natural choice when the strength goes out. Hopefully, most people will have one handy. You will also need other devices, such as a cell phone and emergency radio, to call out for help. The radio is important as it will keep you in communication with what is happening around you. A battery-operated radio is nice, however, the batteries will run down. A better choice might be a hand crank radio that you wind every 30 minutes or so. This kind of radio will last as long as you need it.
Another necessity is fresh water, non-perishable food and prescription medicine that will last you a specific amount of time. Depending where you live and what kind of natural disasters strikes your area, will determine how much of the necessities will be needed. The worst disaster is not being prepared for one.