Different Types of Disasters

Types of DisastersThere are many different types of disasters that may occur and can happen anywhere. Some areas are more prone to particular types of disasters than others. This post provides a list of the more common types of disasters that can happen in most places and how you can effectively deal with them: Continue reading Different Types of Disasters

3 Essential Ways to Manage During a Disaster

Manage During a Disaster - Emergency Preparation

During a disaster things may become very chaotic and confusing. The following 3 essential ways to manage during a disaster are provided to try and ease the confusion you may experience during this time:

1. Taking Shelter: Prior to a disaster taking place, you should have discussed designated shelter rooms in which to remain safe as part of your plan to manage during a disaster. Shelter rooms will vary depending on the type of disaster. Continue reading 3 Essential Ways to Manage During a Disaster

Safety Videos

Emergency Preparatioin

Disasters are very traumatic. Emergency Preparation will result in less stress for you and your family. We’ve added some videos to help with your emergency preparation. You’ll find some on Fire Safety, Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes and Tornadoes. We’ll add more as they become available. Continue reading Safety Videos

Shutting off Your Utilities During an Emergency

Shutting off Your Utilities During an EmergencyShutting off Your Utilities During an Emergency:  In many situations involving an emergency, authorities may request you shut off the utilities servicing your home. This is generally for safety purposes.  Being familiar with the processes involved in shutting off your utilities during an emergency, ensures you can handle the situation calmly and rationally.

The utilities you will be required to shut off will be determined by the type of disaster:

  1. Shutting off gas: Gas is generally shut off to prevent the spread of fire following a disaster. There are different shut off methods for different states and countries. To ensure you are familiar with the process of shutting off the gas for your home, contact your gas provider.

Share the procedure with all members of the family- it is important that everyone knows how to do this.

In the event that you do have to turn the gas off, ensure you have a professional turn it back on. Continue reading Shutting off Your Utilities During an Emergency

Dealing With an Evacuation

Dealing with an Evacuation

A common emergency procedure frequently put into place is evacuation. In the event that an evacuation is necessary, knowing procedures and having a plan will ensure you are prepared and able to remain calm, in control, able to handle the situation.  Here are some pointers for dealing with an evacuation.

If an evacuation is necessary, you will be notified via one of the main forms of communication: television or radio. The amount of time you will have to leave your current location will depend on the severity of the disaster. In some cases this may be a day or two. In many cases, however, evacuation may be immediate, leaving no time with which to obtain adequate supplies. For this reason being prepared for dealing with an evacuation is imperative. Continue reading Dealing With an Evacuation

Assembling a Disaster Supply Kit

Assembling a Disaster Supply Kit
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Assembling a Disaster Supply Kit is an effective way to ensure you are prepared and organized in the event of a disaster.

In the event that a disaster does occur, you may find you are required to survive without the help of everyday comforts such as electricity or running water. Preparing for such a circumstance ahead of time is imperative.

When assembling your disaster supply kit, start by packing the basics. The following is a list of appropriate items to be packed in a disaster supply kit: Continue reading Assembling a Disaster Supply Kit