With so many disasters going on around the world I don’t think we can stress the importance enough of how you and your family need to be prepared for just such events. Earthquakes, tornadoes and of course hurricanes. It is prime hurricane season right now with more storms and disasters surely on the horizon. Even being prepared we can still see the massive damage left behind by Hurricane Isaac and what can happen when warnings go unheeded and people are unprepared.
If you have to evacuate, you’ll need supplies so be sure to have a 72-hour kit or bug-out bag stocked and ready to go. Remember to include things like extra clothing, important documents, prescription medications, first-aid supplies, food, water, portable radio and other personal and hygiene items. There are lots of pre-made kits on the market which makes this is a great option to get you a base kit and then you can add your own personal touches to create something that fits your personal needs.
Here are some highlights from this article that is good advice for any disaster:
Always Be Informed!
Now let`s get to some tips on hurricane survival. More exactly, to the mistakes you need to avoid if you want to get out safe and sound.
Deadly Mistake #1: I heard the warning, but I`m going to stick around till it the weather starts acting out.
Deadly Mistake #2: I`ve got time to prepare later, it`s not like it`s going to strike today, right?
Deadly mistake #3: I`ll just tape the windows to make sure they won`t break.
Deadly mistake #4: The weather`s getting really bad, I`ll drive out-of-town before it`s too late.
Deadly mistake #5: It`s just going to come and go, like any other hurricane. Tomorrow it will probably be gone already.
Read more of this article by clicking the link below.
Emergency Preparedness Resources and Supplies:
- The Basic Bug Out Bag / Survival Kit (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)
- http://thesurvivalplaceblog.com/2012/08/28/hurricane-preparedness-101/ (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)
- Natural Disasters List September 10, 2012 (disaster-report.com)