30 Blogs with Emergency Preparedness Tips
For many families, emergency and disaster preparedness is something that falls to the end of a to-do list continually, out of a misplaced belief that bad things can’t actually happen to them. In such cases, these families often discover just how ill-prepared they are when a natural disaster or emergency situation strikes. These thirty blogs are invaluable sources of information regarding the best and most effective ways of preparing for an emergency, long before you find yourself in need of a plan.
Teaching Kids About Emergency Preparedness
In most cases, the youngest members of your family are also the most vulnerable. In order to ensure that they’re as protected as possible in the event of an emergency, you’ll need to arm them with the information they need to keep themselves safe and make informed decisions about how to proceed under enormous pressure. These five blogs help you determine the best ways to speak to your child and what they should be taught in order to give them the knowledge they’ll need.
- Involving Kids in Emergency Preparedness
- Disaster Tip of the Week: Teach Your Kids How and When to Call 911
- Emergency Preparedness from a Kid’s Perspective
- Children and Emergency Preparedness
- Is Your Family Ready?
Keeping your family safe in the event of any emergency or natural disaster will often rely upon your ability to get them all out of an unsafe structure or area as quickly as possible. To do that, you’ll need to make sure that you not only have a reliable evacuation plan with several contingency plans in place, but also that everyone in your household is intimately acquainted with it. The tips and advice set forth by these five bloggers will help you determine the best way to create an evacuation plan, and how to most effectively teach it to the rest of the family.
- Evacuating Yourself and Your Family
- Evacuation Plan
- Emergency Evacuation Plan
- Develop a Family Disaster Plan
- Make a Family Emergency Plan
Putting Together a Survival Kit
Having enough food, water and other essentials to survive until emergency help can reach you will mean the difference between life and death for entire families in some situations. However, knowing exactly how to assemble a survival kit and what it should contain isn’t always easy. Thankfully, these five blog entries outline the best methods for creating and storing your emergency survival kit.
- Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
- DIY Survival Kit (Lists & Videos)
- Creating a Winter Emergency Kit
- How To Assemble A Disaster Survival Kit
- How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit
Pets and Emergency Plans
Though your pets may be an integral part of your family, there’s a very good chance that they will not be allowed in shelters and emergency rescue areas after a disaster or natural catastrophe strikes. These five blog entries are dedicated solely to making sure that your furry friends are as protected as any other member of your family in the event of an emergency.
- Disaster Planning for Pets: No Pet Left Behind
- Do You Have a Pet Plan in Place? Disaster Survival for Animals Takes Planning
- Include Pets in Your Evacuation and Disaster Planning
- Will Your Animal Companions Be Protected in a Disaster?
- Disaster Planning for Pets
In areas where severe storms routinely interrupt access to electricity, many families invest in portable generators in order to provide their household with energy until the power can be restored. Though they’re very useful and can make all the difference after a disaster occurs, generators can also be lethally dangerous themselves. These five bloggers offer important advice and reminders about the best ways to safely use a generator in the event of an extended power failure.
- Safety Warning for Portable Generators During Hurricane
- Christie Administration Issues Generator Safety Advisory Ahead of Hurricane Sandy
- Using a Generator? Here are Some Essential Safety Tips
- Generator Safety Tips
- Portable Electric Generator Safety Tips
Emergency and Disaster Aftermath
After an emergency or natural disaster happens, you’ll be forced to deal with the aftermath of the situation before life begins to regain any semblance of normalcy. These five blog entries detail how to handle everything from childhood post-traumatic stress to the relative banality of handling insurance claims when your property is damaged.
- What to Do After a Tornado
- Santa Ana Winds Reminds Us: What You Should Do After A Natural Disaster
- Helping Children Deal with Natural Disasters
- Coping With Stress After Natural Disasters
- After the Fire or Disaster: Dealing with Your Insurance Company