Disaster preparedness tips
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disaster preparedness plan tips:
- Gather information: Become informed about hazards that can affect the region where you live. Find out if your community has warning signals and/or evacuation plans.
- Assemble a Preparedness Kit: Make sure you have enough food and water to provide for your family for two weeks; Food Insurance's™ Essentials Kit and EmergencyPlus Kit are perfect for this. Additionally, you'll want to add things like medication, first aid supplies, water filters, heat sources, clothing, blankets, and temporary shelter.
- Setup a Family Plan: Choose a place outside your home but nearby to meet in case of an emergency. Choose a secondary meeting location away from your neighborhood in case you can't get home. Select a friend or relative who lives out-of-state as your "family check-in contact".
- Prepare Your Home: Post emergency telephone numbers by phones, and teach childern when and how to call 911. Install and maintain smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Store important family documents in waterproof containers. Keep your Preparedness Kit in a location where it is easily accessable in case of a quick evacuation.
- Practice and Maintain Your Plan: It is important to make sure that each member of your family knows your Disaster Preparedness Plan. Practice your plan, and update it as needed.
With preparation, and with survival food kits from Food Insurance™, you can ensure your family is prepared for whatever the future may hold. Don't wait — start working on your family's disaster plan today.
preparation for specific disasters:
When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, it left thousands of people in the New Orleans area without water, food, shelter, and power for several days after the storm itself had passed. In 2011, shortly before Hurricane Irene reached the east coast of the United States, it was reported that many grocery stores had sold out of all of their food.
Many ask how to be prepared for a situation like this. The first step is taking care of the essentials, having enough food and water (or a good water filter) on hand to take care of each member of your family for two weeks. Food Insurance's™ The Essential Kit and Emergency Plus Kit are perfect solutions for taking care of your family's basic needs. Other things you may want to include in your family's emergency preparedness supply are extra clothing, bedding, tents, and medicine.
Your family's disaster preparedness plan for a tornado should include enough food and water (or a good water filter) on hand to take care of each member of your family for two weeks. Food Insurance's™ The Essential Kit and Emergency Plus Kit are perfect solutions for taking care of your family's basic needs. Other things you may want to include in your family's emergency preparedness supply are extra clothing, bedding, tents, and medicine.
When a tornado hits, it's too late to begin thinking about disaster preparedness and what your family will do if a tornado disaster strikes your area. Advanced preparation is the best thing you can do to ensure your family's security.
In order to prepare for potential floods, find out about potential flood hazards where you live. Although low-lying area near water or downstream from a dam are most commonly areas that flood, small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood. Every state is at risk of flood disaster.
Food Insurance's™ The Essential Kit and Emergency Plus Kit are perfect solutions for taking care of your family's basic needs. Other things you may want to include in your family's emergency preparedness supply are extra clothing, bedding, tents, and medicine.
Earthquakes can be violent, and strike at any time of the day or night. If an earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause many deaths and injuries and extensive property damage. Although there are no guarantees of safety during an earthquake, if you live in an earthquake prone area, you can do a lot to prepare to survive an earthquake and its terrible after effects. Your earthquake preparedness and advance planning can save lives and significantly reduce injuries and property damage.
One of the most serious side effects of a power outage in the house is that the refrigerator will no longer work and the food inside will quickly spoil. If the power is out for less than 2 hours, the food in your refrigerator and freezer are generally safe to consume. While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food cold as long as possible.
Additionally, power outage may affect water purification systems, and they may not be functioning properly. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water.
Given that the refrigerator is where most people keep the bulk of their food, it makes sense to have a backup food supply in case the power goes out for an extended period of time. Food Insurance™ survival food kits and packages ensure safe food and clean drinking water until the power comes back on.
Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with a major snowstorm or extreme cold. Severe winter storms can result in flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines and hypothermia. Make sure you and your family are prepared for such disasters with emergency plans, survival food kits, warm clothing, warm bedding, and fuel powered heat sources.
Having an emergency kits stocked with enough food for two weeks can limit exposure. Fewer trips out into public could literally spare you and your loved ones from being infected. Emergency food kits from Food Insurance™ could provide food for you and your family until things return to a "safe" and normal state, and should be a part of your own pandemic preparedness plan.
Emergency kits from Food Insurance™ are an important part of disaster preparedness for emergencies resulting from threats to homeland security and bioterrorism.
Are you prepared with an unemployment preparedness plan? The economic events of the recent past have made everyone feel less secure. Things that were once reliable now seem unsure. Although you may feel powerless to control everything in your life, one thing you can control is making sure you and your family have emergency food kits stocked, with enough to eat in the event economic downturn affects your family in the form of job loss or unexpected unemployment.
When thinking about how to prepare for unemployment survival, few people put food at the top of the list, but how many things are really more important than food? What would you do if you couldn't afford to buy food? How long would you be able to survive? Your personal unemployment preparedness plan should include emergency food kits with enough survival food for your family to survive until your personal financial crisis has ended.
Food Insurance's™ long-term food supplies are the ultimate way to ensure your family's food supply. They are available in 3, 6, and 12 month supplies, and have a 25+ year shelf-life, making them a long-lasting investment that will be ready should you ever need it.