Would you be prepared if you & your family had to evacuate your home, school, office, etc, in only minutes? With many natural disasters that have happened with in this past year around the world, roughly 90% of families are unprepared or do not have a emergency survival kit. Many don’t even have a training in first aid CPR, in case of an emergency. People know that there is a high need for being prepared but some do not know what the steps are or just forget to do it.
The most important step is to assemble an “EMERGENCY GO BAG.” Just like a mother about to have a baby, they have a bag ready to take on the way to the hospital. In this case it is the same concept for a emergency disaster bag. It is crucial to be self-sufficient by storing emergency kits in your home, car, office, and/or school, since no one can predict where you will be when a disaster strikes. It is good to have it handy in your car to if your not home.
Another step is to make sure each person has there own emergency kit. This will assure all the family needs for safety and nourishment are met. There are several places where you can buy a kit such as:
American Red Cross ($65 for the DELUXE EMERGENCY Kit) available at www.redcross.org.
Kits For Survival is another good website to order your emergency kit, www.kits4disastersurvival.com
Also stores such as Walmart, Target, & Sears for more affordable kits.
However, you can also assemble your own emergency kit by using some of the items shown below:
EMERGENCY KIT CONTENTS
TRAVEL SIZE TOILET FLASHLIGHT & BATTERS EXTRA PAIR OF GLASSES (IF NEEDED) WHISTLE OR HORN PRESCRIPTIONS/MEDICATIONS WATER ENERGY BARS CLOTHES FAMILY AID KIT RADIO/SOLAR OR BATTERY POWERED EXTRA SET OF KEYS(CAR/HOME/SAFE) CASH/CREDIT CARDS COPIES OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION
No matter which geographical area we live in, there are potentials for man mad disasters, such as terrorist attacks, or arson fires, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. It is always best to“BE PREPARED NO MATTER WHAT!”