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Simple Yet Important Tips for Disaster Preparedness

Updated on August 20, 2011

Are You Prepared?

Life is truly worth living but no matter how hard we do our share in keeping our lives and our environment peaceful, there are some incidences that are truly beyond our control. Say for instance, there are some disasters that can happen in our lives that we might necessarily be able to take control of that is why before it actually plagues us, it would be good to know what some disaster preparedness tips you can follow are.

There are several types of disasters like typhoon, famine, plague, earthquake, tornado, fire, and so many others and when any of these disasters afflict us, we bury ourselves in the fact that we should’ve done something to have prevented it if only we knew exactly what it is that we can do. This is why it is important that while we have not yet experienced any of this yet, we already know what to do and how to deal with it in case it haunts us.


You Must Do Before Disaster

First of all, it is important to always have a bag or two ready in case of disasters. This bag should be filled with important items like food and clothes so that in case of trouble and you can’t save anything else, you will at least have this bag to keep you clothed and fed for at least a couple of days.

It is also important to have in your house a safe box that is fire proof or any type of disaster proof. This is where you should keep all your important documents like birth and marriage certificates, land titles, bank statements, bills, and other documents that can otherwise be easily destroyed in times of disasters.

Another important thing to remember is to keep your house fire-proof and see to it too that you regularly check your electrical connections in order to avoid causing disasters of any kind. Only when you do can you feel at ease living in your own home. If in cases wherein you are well-prepared but your neighbors aren’t, then it would be good to start and initiate a movement that will check all wirings in all the households in your neighborhood.

Always Be Ready!

Remember that it is better to be cautious than to be left off guard in case disaster strikes. Know that there are still many other things you can do but hopefully these basic disaster preparedness tips gave you an idea of the things you have to know right now about disasters.

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    • dredcuan profile image

      Chef Tina 6 years ago

      Yup! These simple tips are commonly forgotten by people without consider how important are these.

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      A good reminder. Yeah, I always have an emergency bag at the ready. It's an important detail!

    • dredcuan profile image

      Chef Tina 6 years ago

      It's true that we can't really be prepared to all disasters that most likely will occur but if you'll have a clue that this will happen, just like your example, you can surely do something to protect yourself, be ready. I hope you guys be safe there! Thanks for dropping by!

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I don't know if anyone can truly be prepared for any disaster that could happen at any time. We all can be somewhat prepared by having things like flash lights, stored water, stored food, a backup plan for heating in the winter and other things like this. Knowing what kind of disaster is most likely is key as this will help to narrow down the preparations.

      Where I live, the most likely disaster is a loss of power due to an ice storm in the winter that could extend for many days, so I would need to prepare for that.