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Posted on 05/31/2018 in Category 1

How to prepare for natural disasters

How to prepare for natural disasters

Observe the seasons and be prepared.

- Ensure that you have plenty of sanitized containers to store water that can serve for you and your family for at least two weeks.

- Ensure that you have plenty of food to store preferably tin foods. Tin food have a longer shelf life and because it is highly possible for the electricity to get cut off. If you purchase raw meat they will get spoiled. So to prevent that ensue that you stock up on tin or dry food.

- Make a first aid kit in case of emergencies.

- Prepare a source of refuse/a secure room so you can evacuate to incase of emergency.

- Ensure that you have plenty of batteries for flashlights and radios. You’ll need these in case of power cut

- If you happened to live near coast lines ensure that you know all the evacuation routes and decide whether or not you will need to evacuate

- Ensure that your home is built to withstand hurricanes.

- Always have plenty of non-perishable foods on hand.

- Pay attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.

- Have house boarded up, or have storm shutters in place.

- Make sure all your tools, supplies, and first aid kit available for use.

- Be sure you are well supplied with any prescription drugs that you or your family takes on a regular basis.

- Stay on top of the news.

- Determine when and how you will evacuate.

- Protect your home and yard and then leave as far in advance of landfall as is possible and prudent.

- Make sure your cell phone and extra cell phone batteries (get them if you do not already have some) are charged before leaving or before the power can go out.

- Make a list of everything you will need if you are stranded and without power for two weeks.

- Designate a "safe room in case your home's integrity is compromised.

- Stay as far away from windows and doors from the moment of landfall.

- Keep a radio on as the hurricane approaches.

- Double-check to ensure the supplies in your Hurricane Preparedness Kit are both well-stocked and fresh.

- Cut down trees close to your house, car and any other buildings, or at very least trim their branches.

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