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How To Prepare Your Family For Facing A Natural Disaster Situation? 

There have been several cases of natural disasters over the past decade that has rattled communities in different parts of the world. It has proven the importance of being prepared for anything. Hence, it is imperative that you and your family are prepared to handle a natural disaster if it occurs. There are several ways you can counter a situation or a natural disaster that might keep you stuck inside.

Understand the risks

When you are making a plan of preparation for handling any natural disaster that might strike, you need to first assess the risks that exist in your region. For instance, are tornadoes most likely to affect you or floods in your region? It is necessary to prepare for an earthquake in a certain way as opposed to if landslides are more likely in your region. Hence, at the time of identifying the risks that can affect your region, you need to prepare for different natural disaster risks in different ways. Educate yourself as well as your family on the warning signs that a natural disaster often shows. You need to take steps before and not wait for an official announcement to be made. Usually, a storm or any form of natural disaster results in power being cut off in your area. You will also not have network access to phones, TV or radio.

Evacuation plan for your family

When you are coming up with an evacuation plan for your family, ensure that you not only include all the members of your family but pets and other valuables as well. This should include important documents. If you need to evacuate your home, you need to know of places you can go to that allow pets. It is necessary that you plan to go to places where you can take your pet along and not have to wait for emergency rescue to come for you and your family.

You need to have an evacuation kit, in place that should be easy to reach. Gather supplies and keep them ready such as a flashlight, canned food, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, sleeping bags, water supplies, cash that you might require and so forth.

 

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