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Remember NO ONE is immune to disaster. Preparation is your most important key to surviving the disaster. But what does preparation involve?
Acknowledge the fact that disasters happen and that you and your loved ones are potentially at risk. It is too late to prepare after disaster strikes.
Make and rehearse an escape plan. Know the nearest exits in your home or building, as well as the emergency plan of your children’s school. Set up family meeting places, such as a school or a library, one nearby and another outside your neighborhood. Authorities recommend that you practice walking with your family to those meeting points.
In many instances most people don’t panic when disaster strikes they delay in reacting. light deer in a head light. Fight this tendency and Act Quickly! Keep telling yourself, “We’re all going to make it!”
To avoid disease and danger, consider the following recommendations:
Disaster management organizations urge families to store and annually update emergency supplies. Of course, needs will vary according to your location and circumstances, so check with local emergency management services for recommendations that could be applied in your area.
In general it is recommended that you keep at least three gallons (11 L) of water per person and three days of nonperishable, ready-to-eat foods.
Also, some families have prepared “go bags” with such items as the following: