Due to the recent surge of earthquakes in California and elsewhere one must wonder; am I prepared for ‘The Big One?” I was extremely startled by the recent revelation that I may not be as prepared for an earthquake as I originally thought. If you, like me, live in an area that can experience earthquakes, or just want more information about staying prepared in any natural disaster, please read further. LifeHeartHome.com has a few tips for preparing for natural disasters.
– First, and most important, keep an emergency stash of water and non-perishable foods. The food and water should ideally last for three days to a week. However, there is no such thing as stocking up too much, especially with regards to water.
– Second, you should also keep a first aid kit and know how to use the items stored inside. Make sure to also include a flashlight and some extra batteries.
– Third, if you have medication, be sure to keep enough on-hand for at least three days.
– Finally, though seemingly outdated, radios are still often the best way for people to get a hold of vital information in the event of an emergency.
These are just some basic emergency ideas to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Depending on where you live, the precautions you take should be tailored to your situation and setting. Your local police or fire authority is a great place to get further information to keep your family safe.
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