Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Disaster Preparedness Plan

Disasters can happen anywhere and anytime around the world: fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes are some of the most feared natural disasters. They have taken billions of lives till date and we still live with an impression that we cannot be affected by them.

If a disaster occurs in your community, local agencies and disaster-relief groups are there for help. However, emergency personnel may not be available immediately. They may take several hours, to several days to reach. It’s your preparedness that can decide your chances of survival in such situations. Your emergency preparedness will be the key to you and your family’s safety and survival.

Disaster preparedness is an essential element for you and your family's well-being. A little time spent today can ensure the well-being of you and your loved once in the time of disasters.

Having essential survival plans and supplies like a family communication plan and emergency kits can provide the necessary resources to help you and your family get through a lot of difficult situations that may come up unforeseen, a bad storm, fires, earthquake being a few of them.

Survival supplies and preparation: -

1. Establish a communication plan: - Phones have become the key communication equipment today. Almost all our communication that happens when we are not face to face with a person happens on phones. Have you ever given a though as to how will you communicate with you loved once if phones are out of service. Now let’s add a fact to this situation. During a natural or man-made calamity or disaster phones are bound to go out of service.

Does your family know what to do if you can't contact one another by phone? Where would you gather in an emergency? We should all have a plan that is easy enough for even our youngest children to remember and follow.

As a matter of fact, the U. S. government has in force a plan that in the event of another terrorist attack, EVERYONE's ability to use cell phones, blackberries, etc., will immediately be cut-off, as this is the preferred communication source used by terrorists and is often the way that their bombs are detonated. How will you communicate with your loved ones in the event you cannot speak to each other?

Solution is a clear cut and well defined plan that should be in place before hand.

2. Evacuation Plans: - In cases where evacuations become necessary, the local officials provide information through media and other methods like sirens and telephonic calls. There may be situations under which you and your family may feel threatened and evacuations may become necessary to avoid these situations.

Always keep a tank full of gas in your car if there seems like a possibility of evacuation. Gas may not be available or there may be a shortage of time to get it under such circumstances. Always keep your survival supplies handy and at a place where you and your family members can locate it easily. We will cover the items that should be a part of your survival supplies in our later posts.



About The Author

I specialize in survival supplies/gear for you and your family whether at home, in the car, at school or at the office. The immediate things you'll need for a disaster (fire, flood earthquake, tornadoes or hurricanes) include food, water, shelter, and first aid supplies. I encourage you to prepare today for every tomorrow.

For more disaster preparedness plans, visit at:
http://www.survivalsupplies4u.wordpress.com

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