How can you tell that a calamity is about to strike? Where will you get relevant information? What are the things that you need to secure? These are familiar questions by somebody who wants to surpass an upcoming disaster. It is best to build your own disaster kits. Staying prepared for a calamity can be done in various ways. Prepare not just one but two disaster boxes, one for your personal auto and another for the house. Traveling kit should contain supplies enough for 3-4 days or even a week. House kit should also contain relevant supplies that are good for a week or more than. There is no specific role in building a kit. But, you need to put in mind that only necessary supplies are included. Get rid of unnecessary items. Don’t overpopulate the container unless you can still manage to place and carry everything. Aside from a rescue kit, what else matter?
Determine the hazard
What are you preparing for? Determine the hazards that you will be facing. Is it an earthquake, hurricane, electric outbreak, etc. Consider also hazardous materials like plane crashes, train derailments, and more. Determine the level of risk in your place. Listen to the radio especially to the live coverage. For sure, you will be getting a lot of fresh information from there. Contact also local emergency managers or the Red Cross. Keep your senses on news. It is an advantage to be vigilant.
Secure safe evacuation areas
After you verify from the news that a danger is really coming, what comes next? It’s time to evacuate. Rescue little kids first. You should have a safe plan with the sketches of the areas that can be used as possible evacuation spots. Make sure the area is free from hazardous wastes or materials, spacious enough and well-ventilated.
Prepare enough food and water
Food and water are two most important factors that sustain lives. With or without an emergency, both are needed. Prepare food that could last longer like canned goods. Prepare enough supply of food because you’ll never know when really the disaster end. Put water on large containers. Make sure they are tightly sealed and are placed safe.
Now, what else do you need to prepare? You should have your phone ready, flashlight and survival weapons. Aside from those mentioned, there are still more. Make further surveys. Ask the pro or join disaster-risk trainings or seminars.