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Tips you need to know in case of emergency

Tips you need to know in case of emergency

Disasters are inevitable; almost everyone experiences earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, blizzards, or storms at some point in their lives. But there is no point in worrying about illness; being prepared is the best way to protect yourself in an emergency. Disaster preparedness can take many forms, from knowing what type of emergency is going to happen and packing an “emergency bag” to preparing your home and knowing how to return once the coastline is clear. A family emergency plan is a great tool to let your family know how to deal with any situation. Family emergency plans can keep everyone consistent, help you stay safe, and reduce panic and confusion. To make sure you have a foolproof plan, follow the steps below.

Each crisis requires slightly different preparations, materials, and knowledge. Determine which disasters are most likely to affect your city, state, or region, and plan accordingly. Moreover, flood is the most common occurrence that hit especially, in low-lying areas.

If you have to leave home quickly, you will want to pack some essentials and get ready to go out. In the home where you will take refuge, store the following items in a portable container. You will need packs of batteries to keep any flashlights or other equipment running during an emergency. Pack enough food for at least 2 days. Remember to pack light food as it will help you stay active, not lazy. Along with this, phone batteries and a whistle for help.

Since each emergency situation is unique, your safe space will change depending on the situation. First, designate a safe area in your home for any situation you need to take shelter in such as an earthquake or tornado. Second, in the event of a fire or other unexpected emergency, designate a meeting place outside your home. Third, find out where you will go if you are forced to evacuate or cannot go home, and plan how to get there. If the phone cannot be charged due to a power failure, it is also a good idea to write down important contacts. Make a mini contact list with important numbers that everyone can put in their wallet. Furthermore, whether you stay or go, unplug your electrical and electronic products. This will prevent damage when power is restored. Keep a light on so you know when to restore power.

You will need to contact a flood damage repair service to help you recover in case of a flood. This can be a very messy and daunting task to do it all by yourself. Therefore, leaving this work to experts is ideal.

Last but not least, spend some time practicing your plan with your family or close family members. Having to deal with this for the first time in an emergency is not something you want to go through. Reserve some time to practice or exercise with your family, and make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable with the communication plan before moving forward. Remind yourself that this should be done at least once a year.