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Preparing For The Worst: Natural Disaster Prepping

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Preparing For The Worst: Natural Disaster Prepping

It's in the television news reports; it's all over the Internet; natural disasters are impacting homes and entire neighborhoods. Often, there is little to no warning before the earth moves, weather strikes with heavy Las Vegas storm damage, an ocean crashes into shoreline homes, or the air becomes turbulent. When such a calamitous event occurs, individuals and families need to be prepared to keep their heads straight and their wits about them to survive. Preparation beforehand is a hundred times better than dealing with the results unprepared.

Here are some helpful tips to help keep you and your family prepared before, and safe after, a natural catastrophe:

1. Keep important documents in a portable fireproof safe. Items like insurance papers, birth certificates, I.D. copies, and SSN cards are crucial. Include photos of your home, each room, and all valuable or important possessions, either in photo form or on a disc format. Also include important emergency, rescue and relatives' telephone numbers, and lists of any prescription medications.

2. Designate at least one family member to take CPR and First Aid classes; learn about the available accommodations at the nearest emergency shelter. Post relevant telephone numbers prominently.

3. Devise an escape plan that includes the family and closest neighbor, including a designated place to meet should anybody get separated.

4. Compile an emergency stash of supplies in a waterproof, fireproof — if possible — container. Include:

    •    Canned goods
    •    Blankets
    •    Matches, flint, magnesium rod, or all three
    •    Multi-tool
    •    Enough water for at least two weeks for every individual
    •    Paper and pencil
    •    Personal hygiene products
    •    One set of spare clothing and shoes for each family member
    •    Flashlights and spare batteries
    •    Radio with NOAA Weather reception capabilities and spare batteries
    •    Comprehensive First Aid kit

Whether your survival situation includes Las Vegas storm damage, fire damage, flood damage, earthquake damage, or is a result of human damage such as a nuclear disaster or invasion, preparation is crucial to survival. If you have any weapons, they should be considered in your preparations. If possible, food items should include staples like rice and pasta in waterproof containers. If you have young children, try to include a stuffed animal for play and comfort. Prepping for any kind of Las Vegas catastrophic event should always include psychological and emotional, as well as physical, considerations.

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