Natural disasters come in many forms. Forest fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes, etc. can show themselves suddenly. They can have a major negative impact on people lives. Being prepared for Disasters can help you and your loved ones survive the storm and come out safely. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for unexpected situations.
Have Enough Water
Water is crucially important for human survival. It plays a major role in the biochemical reaction in the body. While a person can survive for a number of days without food, a single day without water in a very hot place can be very dangerous. Water requirements usually depend on the temperature and activity level. Without it you will feel thirsty and dehydrated. Those who engage in heavy or strenuous activities may require at least 1quart of water per hour. Ideally, each person in the house should have a gallon of water per day. Disasters can lead to water shortages and power blackouts.
If you do not have sufficient water, it is advised to eat only a small portion of food to lessen the hunger. Eating lots of food means you will need to drink lots of water as well. If you do not have enough water, it is recommended to eat a small amount of food. Remember human body can survive for many days without food but not without water.
When a disaster strikes, many people often panic. If you are able to stay calm and tackle the issue, you will be able to get out of the problem. It is also advised to remain calm while waiting for the rescuing team to arrive.
Once the disaster strike, you will need to do something about your life. For instance, you might want to cover your head and other body parts. Also, you may construct a shade or raise a tent for you and your family. Shelter is one of the basic human needs. It will protect you from rain, sunrays, snow and other elements.
Get Prepared For Everything
Most people only prepare for one disaster and forget the rest. Just because you live in a desert does not mean you are safe from rainstorms. It is important to prepare for almost all forms of calamities, such as tornadoes, floods, bushfires, house fire and so forth. Even the unlikely ones should not be ignored. Sit down and note down all types of disasters that are likely to happen. Next prepare for all of them. However, you will need to focus more on some than others.
Have a Small Garden
Even if you have a big stock of food in your house, you may find the food is not sufficient if you are to stay indoors for an extended period of time. For this reason, start growing some vegetables and fruits.
On the whole, you should realize that being prepared is a continuous process. It is a never ending process. It is imperative to prepare every days. Also, make an effort to educate yourself on how to prepare for disasters.