†In a disaster most roads near the event will be destroyed and closed. ThinkÖ.how are you going to navigate in or out of the area?
†Your vehicle is destroyed. You can wade into these polluted waters. What are you going to do?
†Your home is destroyed. How are you going to survive, cook, eat, sleep, communicate?
†Loss, Denial, Guilt, Anger, Acceptance. Flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, terrorist attack, death of a loved one. It affects us all. Are you prepared?
†Gas leaks destroyed these homes in fire.
If your home was in this area, where would you go for shelter? Where are your pets?
† Power lines down. No power. Roads can only be navigated by bike or walking. Are you ready? If not, why not?
It will take approx. 1 week for FEMA/ American Red Cross to organize and set up shelters for you. Your PETS ARE NOT WELCOMED IN THESE SHELTERS.
Iím doing everything I can to change this by setting up temp. pet shelters.
Office: 3 days supplies of food, water, plastic bag, flashlight, toilet paper, cold wet weather supplies under your desk / work space.
Bedroom: 3 days supplies of food, water, plastic bags, flashlight, etc. under your bed (in case you are trapped in your bed from wall / roof collapse.
Vehicle: If your vehicle does survive, it can be a place for you to sleep. Providing some comfort. Do you have enough fuel? Backpack inside your vehicle with sleeping bag, food, water, and change of clothing, headlamp, batteries, first aid supplies, toilet paper, and plastic bags. Rain and cold weather gear. Fire making materials, matches, lighter, candles, and magnesium match. Compass, plastic whistle, knife. Saw. Multi-tool leatherman or Gerber knife.
Home: Stored in rubber made sealed garbage container outside your home / apartment on your deck. Never store supplies inside your home except those I suggest under your bed. If the home / apartment collapses, youíll lose your supplies. If the home isnít destroyed, do you have cooking supplies, food, water, pet food, for one two weeks? Backpack inside your vehicle with sleeping bag, food, water, and change of clothing, headlamp, batteries, first aid supplies, toilet paper, and plastic bags. Rain and cold weather gear. Fire making materials, matches, lighter, candles, and magnesium match. Compass, plastic whistle, knife. Saw. Multi-tool leatherman or Gerber knife.
In most disasters, communications (Cell phones, land lines aka home phones are non functional for the first week or two after a disaster.
If your home uses natural gas, if the line is ruptured youíll need an alternative cooking / heating source. Barbeque set, campfire, canned fuel stove.
Do you have food stored for your pets as well as your family?
Gas for vehicle? Do you have a small container of fuel stored in your garage?
Or do you want to wait 6 hours in a fuel line only to be told that they are out of fuel when you get close?
Extra money, cash on hand. Stored - hidden in home. ATMís
wonít work without power.
Banks closed. How are you going to pay for any medications, supplies if there is no cash on hand? Credit cards wonít work. Most stores will be sold out of items the first day. (Thatís if the store is even open).
Things to think about and prepare for.
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