During an emergency panic can easily take over and cloud your thinking, as well the thinking and actions of those around you. Having a plan is only half the battle. After all, having a tourniquet in the right scenario can be a life saver, but you have to know how to apply it; it will not apply itself. The same is true of a plan. If you have not rehearsed it, trying to figure it out in the middle of a natural disaster is a disaster of a whole other kind.
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Ten years ago today, America’s costliest and one of the most deadly hurricanes hit the Southern Coast. It took nearly 2,000 lives, hundreds of thousands of homes and did over a hundred billion dollars in damages. We learned a lot from Hurricane Katrina. We saw the worst in people and the best in people. Most importantly, we learned the importance of preparedness. This article lists the top articles on preparing and surviving hurricanes and floods that we have written over the years.
Nine years ago today, the third worst hurricane in Untied States history displaced hundreds of thousands, killed 2,000 and did billions in dollars worth of damage. That hurricane was Hurricane Katrina and it changed the city of New Orleans and its people forever. We are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season and on the even of National Preparedness Month. On this ninth anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, as we take a moment to reflect, I hope that you vow to yourself to prepare your family and your neighbors for any disaster. This hurricane preparedness guide provides a preparedness checklist of everything you need to add to your disaster kit.
Assessing your personal risks to prepare for an emergency may seem daunting but it does not have to be. Here are six simple questions to help you know when it is time to leave your location.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25-31, which gives you plenty of time and no excuses not to be prepared. The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, while the Eastern Pacific hurricane season starts May 15. Both seasons end on November 30. Hurricanes cause heavy rainfall, flooding, tornados, rip currents and high, damaging winds. Depending on the severity of the hurricane—measured in categories one to five on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale—city officials might make evacuation mandatory. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, keep trees and shrubbery trimmed. When a hurricane watch or warning alert comes through your NOAA emergency weather alert radio, put your bug-out or bug-in plan in place. Whether you choose to leave or stay, you need a plan and supplies for both.
When storage space is an issue, The AquaPodKit™ is perfect as an emergency water supply when hurricanes, floods, storms and other disasters cut off or contaminate your water supply. Unlike its more expensive competitors, the company manufactures the liners in the United States.
The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, 2013 and the Eastern Pacific season starts May 15, 2013. It is not too early to prepare. At the first warnings of a hurricane, put your disaster plan into action. Including the AquaPodKit assures you will have fresh water for weeks.
The most important thing to know is that the government will most likely not be of any use; you need to be prepared to help yourself.
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