Disaster does not come by informing you in advance, so it is important to be ready with the disaster preparedness plan in case any disaster occurs in your area.
You might wonder about the need for planning in advance for a hazardous situation, but it important, because the situation might not be under your control when calamities occur. You need to be concerned not only about your own protection, but also about the protection of your family and others in the wake of a catastrophe. Whether it be a natural disaster of some sort, or a major strike of terrorism, you need to be prepared for the situation.
Considering all of the possibilities, it is important to educate your family about the situation and outcomes of the upcoming disaster, so that you can all be prepared to tackle the problem.
The government has even designed disaster preparedness plans to ensure that there is less damage in the aftermath. To create an effective plan for preparing for the disaster, you can talk with the leaders of your community, neighbors, colleagues, churches and other organizations, so that people in your community can be prepared for the disaster. Even senior citizen have the responsibility to prepare a highly effective disaster plan. Planning should be done in such a way that all of the residents of a community can be shifted to a safe place with proper shelter, food and protection.
The disaster plan should be developed considering all types of catastrophes and natural calamities that might occur in an area such as storms, tsunami, explosions, utility failure, earthquakes, terrorist acts and radiological effects etc. Depending on the types of emergency situations, you have to prepare simple and practical responses, so that everyone can be moved to a safe place, and any accidents can be avoided. Apart from the detailed emergency measures described, you should also keep short checklists, so that people can easily take a look and understand how to prepare for the situation. The preparedness plan should also include the responsibilities of the volunteers and emergency facility members who will be assisting others getting to safety during the disaster. They will also be responsible for warning and moving the residents of the community during the catastrophe.
If you are prepared for the disaster, then you can deal with it much more effectively.
For this reason, proper steps need to be taken for preparing effectively for the emergency situation. You have to plan in a way so that there is no lack of utilities during the disaster and that safe shelters can be easily identified. Among the simple preparedness plan for your family during the disaster, you have to make sure so that you have emergency contacts, first aid kits, water and food, medication and emergency equipment etc. By being prepared, and working together as a team, a community would be able to avoid the heartbreak and chaos that that would undoubtedly come to many people.
Emergencies may not come informing you beforehand, in the event of an urgent situation, if you are aware and prepared, injuries and damages can be prevented.
During crisis situations like hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, blackouts, fires, explosions and other situations, proper medical aids, lighting, food, water supply and other rescue supplies needs to be kept in storage so that you can save yourself from injuries or damage. This emergency kit is usually known as the 72 hour kit or home survival kit through which you can provide yourself and other extra supplies of food, medical aid and lighting during calamities.
It is definitely a very important tool that everyone needs during the event of emergency.
You might think that there is nothing to worry about by staying and surviving at home even though a disaster is going outside, but the truth is that for surviving indoors, you still need proper rescue supplies to stay alive. Prepare your own survival kit in such a way that you do not need to think about what you need during the emergency.
Your home survival kit should contain general supplies, medical equipment, personal items, cooking supplies, sanitation supplies and survival equipment.
For the general supplies, have enough water and canned or dried foods, infant and pet foods, basic tool kit, can opener, flashlights, small clock, blankets and sleeping bags, portable radio, batteries, some spare cash and a fire extinguisher etc. They should be the basic survival items that you need to carry most. Next, you need to include medical supplies including bandages, medicines, sterile dressings, antibiotic soaps and towels, ointments, scissors, prescriptions etc. Then you have to think of the personal items that you will need most such as extra garments, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, combs, toilet paper, lotions, insect repellent, eating utensils, lights, books etc.
It is also important to have enough cooking supplies with you in case you need to carry on for surviving outdoors without any help for a period of time. This will have to include cooking pots and pans, paper plates, plastic bags, plastic cups, small stove, paper towels and other utensils. For daily necessity, the need for sanitation supplies cannot also be ignored. Try to at least keep toiletries such as personal hygiene supplies, ground cloth, large plastic trash bag, infant supplies, newspapers for wrapping garbage and powdered chlorine bleach etc. These kits will help you and your dear ones to keep safe and healthy during outdoor survival.
All of this survival equipment will help you to stay alive even though there is electricity outage, water crisis and help you to keep communication and contact with emergency services. If you can help yourself, you can also help others during this urgent situation.