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During a disaster, ordinary objects in your home can cause injury or damage. However, there are simple steps you can take to make your home safer.
Children generally lack the same maturity and mental capacity as adults. You must help them prepare for the next emergency by instilling some very basic guidance.
If you or someone close to you has a disability or a special need, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself and your family in an emergency.
You may need to survive on your own after a disaster.
It is always a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand for you or a family member to use.
When a disaster occurs, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days, or even weeks.
Go-Bags are kits designed for mobility, in case of evacuation or quick escapes.
If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well.
It is imperative that residents determine where they will take their pets ahead of disasters.
Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Take responsibility; save your life! Keep in touch with your neighbors and look out for each other.
In a disaster, water supplies may be cut off or contaminated. Store enough water for everyone in your family to last for at least three days.