30 Blogs with Emergency Preparedness Tips

2012 November 5
by Michelle

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emergency 30 Blogs with Emergency Preparedness TipsFor 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.

Evacuation Plans

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.

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.

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.

Generator Safety

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.

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.

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