Some people may go their entire lives without ever experiencing a disastrous situation. Others, particularly those who live in areas that commonly experience tornadoes or hurricanes may understand what is involved after a disaster hit. In either case you may wish to be prepared in advance so that you are better able to cope with what follows.
Make a Plan
You and your family should have a disaster plan – that is, a contact person and a meeting place outside of the home where you can all get in touch in the event of an earthquake, tornado, fire or other disaster. You should have an escape plan to get out of the home in case that is needed as well. Part of your disaster planning may be to write down the name of a place that has disaster tools and equipment at hand to help you reclaim your property.
Those who commonly face such hazardous situations as these understand well the need to have fresh water, some food including protein and carbohydrates and First Aid supplies in their emergency storage. You may not always be able to get to a store in an emergency. Batteries, flashlights and Mylar sheets that can be used as a temporary shelter are also helpful.
It may be worth it to you to check on disaster insurance such as flood, earthquake, storm, and other types of coverage for your home. It may be quite costly for these types of coverage, but well worth the expense if you are struck and in need of replacing your entire home. In some areas it may be that coverage is not available because it is so commonly called upon but call your insurance agent to be sure.
There is no telling when or if an emergency situation will arise. If one does however, you may sleep better knowing that you have prepared to handle whatever comes your way.