Every single person, regardless of their current situation should be well-versed in disasters preparedness. Never think that a disaster, whether natural or man-made can not touch you. We are all susceptible. It is important that you know as many disaster preparedness tips as possible to help you survive a worst case scenario. Now, in the scope of this article we could not possibly go into all of them. There are countless tips, but we will touch on some of what we consider to be the more important ones.
1. Probably first tip up is to make sure your family has a communication plan in place such as a Family Disaster Plan. This could be put together in a number of ways, but one of the most important is making sure that there is at least one friend or family member who lives far away that all of you can contact in the event you lose communication with each other.
2. Know all emergency evacuation routes as they refer to your community and workplace.
3. Learn how to turn off all utilities like water, electricity and especially gas.
4. Have an Emergency Survival Kit or package put together for each member of your household that has at least enough supplies such as food, water, clothing, blankets, medicine, etc. to last 72 hours.
5. Have cash on hand since there is a pretty good chance ATM's may not be working or credit card terminals in the event that some stores are still open.
6. This one should always be an absolute must. Learn and constantly practice first aid and CPR techniques. It will be worth taking the time to learn if you can save someone's life.
7. Have a meeting place or reunion point designed for all of your family members and household to gather at.
8. Understand that certain disasters are more prone to occur in particular areas and locations. Find out what yours are and prepare accordingly.
9. Make sure that you have some type of radio / flashlight combination that can be charged up by hand-cranking.
10. One of the most important areas of disasters preparedness is to have yourself mentally ready for one. Seriously, you need to rehearse in your mind how you would react in a disaster. This way you will have a good chance of riding it out as steadily and calmly as possible.
These tips are only scratching the surface in terms of the number of disasters preparedness tips. But it is of the utmost importance and can not be emphasized narrowly enough; do not think it can not happen to you. It does not matter what form a catastrophe comes in it can happen to each and every one of us and at any given time. The more well-prepared you are when it comes the better your chances are of riding it out.