Provident Living: Questions To Ask Ourselves Now
Are we really ready for what could come next?
Preparing for our necessities....
Many Americans now, and in the future, will be faced with personal challenges involving their own preparedness for natural and man-made emergencies. Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, widespread tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires, all are examples of the natural ones; arson, chemical spills, and riots, are examples of some of the man-made ones.
How ready are we for any of these situations to affect us, our community, and our loved ones?
If we had to move suddenly, do we have an emergency kit to meet our temporary needs for as much as three days?
Are our essential personal and family records safe and secure?
Would our family be able to gather in a hurry in order to leave together?
Would our vehicle hold us all, and would it have enough fuel for us to evacuate out of harm's way? And how would our vehicle perform (air in the spare tire, survival gear appropriate to the distance and weather, and the tools we might need?)
Would we have adequate funds for food, water, medicines, and alternate housing at our destination?
If we were free to go, where would we go; what would we do for employment and income?
What would we take with us, and what about any animals and pets?
Would we have an ability to communicate to others; cell phones, batteries, flashlights, radios, appropriate clothing?
How would we go about starting over again, if our dwellings were destroyed by fire, contamination, or storm?
Who could we turn to for help, and who could we help who might need our assistance?
If, before we could leave, our routes of escape were closed and we had to remain in our dwelling and ride out the storm, what would we do to stay warm or cool, dry and safe?
Who would we want to notify of our whereabouts and conditions?
How long could we take care of ourselves until conditions could return to something more normal, or until outside help could arrive?
What would we wish we had done, if only we had known a disaster was approaching?
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And what about fire safety preparedness?
- Provident Living: Planning For The Next Fire You Don't Want To Be In
As with every emergency situation, following the Boy Scout motto of "Be prepared" could just mean the difference between living and dying. The same is true of preparing for a fire wherever you may be when one occurs. Here are some essential tips.
- A FEMA Emergency Preparedness Checklist | eHow.com
A FEMA Emergency Preparedness Checklist. Emergency preparation can make the difference between riding out a crisis with some degree of safety and comfort or facing a difficult time, with challenges that range from anxiety about family and friends to
An American Red Cross Checklsit
- Preparedness Checklist
How to prepare for hazards in your community
A U. S. Government source for preparedness materials.
- Home | Ready.gov
For U.S. Government preparedness materials on from subjects from A to Terrorism, click on this link or call 1800-237-3239 for printed materials.