Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of an emergency and where to seek shelter should the need arise. Depending on the nature of the disaster, evacuation may be required. You should have an evacuation plan and know how to care for your basic medical needs.
Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster leaves lasting effects on people, property, and the community.
If a disaster occurs in your community, local government will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.
You can take simple steps now to know how to respond to severe weather or any type disaster that could occur in your area.
You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation.
Preparing and maintaining an emergency supply kit is a simple and effective way to sustain you and your family following a disaster.
An emergency supplies kit contains the tools your family needs to survive during that period. Keeping a portable emergency supply kit will assist in a speedy evacuation, ensuring you have everything you need until you return home.