Category: How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Family

Receiving Weather Alerts – A Prepardness Must.

Before you can decide on a plan of action during a natural disaster, you will first need information on the overall affected regions and information on what is and isn’t safe.  If you live in an area that is prone to severe weather, you may already have a few alert systems in place. But everyone, … Continued

Adding First Aid Supplies to your Preparedness Plan

Once you have built up your emergency food supply, a good next step is to begin to assemble a first aid kit.  Whether you are dealing with a natural disaster, severe weather, or simply a power outage;   having a good first aid kit/supplies will help you be prepared to take immediate action.

Evacuation Planning

There are many different types of emergency situations that your family can face. Depending on where you live, there is the possibility that certain disasters could force you to evacuate from your home. In anticipation of certain emergencies or natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, or wildfires, local officials often order mandatory evacuations. Having an … Continued

Pets and Your Family Emergency Plan

When I was 10 years old, I came home one day to find my parents playing with a German shepherd puppy. German shepherds, as you probably are already picturing in your mind, have that ever alert, Rin Tin Tin-ny readiness. Their ears perk up like satellite dishes, and their stance always seems to be saying, … Continued

Networking: The Best Survival Tool

  Yes, it is extremely important to prepare as best you can for a natural disaster, to have at least a 72- hour kit, to have a fire-escape plan, to know how to purify water.  All of this will be essential in providing for your family if and when worst comes to worst. But chances … Continued

Tornado Preparation Tips

The Wizard of Oz gave us technicolor, Dorothy and Toto, and “there’s no place like home.” It also gave a few of us nightmares about flying monkeys and green witches, as well as a good look at why tornado preparation is so important.

5 Tips to Conduct Your Emergency Preparedness Inventory

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Volcanic eruptions. Swarms of crop-killing pests. Yes, these disasters do occasionally pop up as our friends on the East Coast know all too well. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, we have all been reminded that it’s important to be ready for disaster. However, advocates (like … Continued

Why A Family Emergency Plan is Essential

There’s one thing more frightening than all natural disasters and unexpected events combined—the belief that none of them will happen to you. While there’s no need for excessive alarm, today’s reality is that natural disasters can and do happen with increasing regularity. In 2012 alone the United States was victim to 112 natural disasters that … Continued

Communicating During an Emergency

An important part of all emergency preparedness is communication. When a natural disaster strikes, your first instinct will be to call family and friends to check on their whereabouts and condition. If the calamity occurs while you are at work, it may even be necessary to contact your children at school or spouse where he … Continued