Disasters both natural and man-made happen even in the US and everyone should have an emergency preparedness plan for their home in just such cases. Recent natural disaster would include hurricanes like Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Andrew, and Hugo to name just a few of the more costly ones. Then you have snow storms that take out power lines and make the road un-drivable every year. Not to mention floods that take out homes, roads and entire neighborhoods. Of course, you also have man-made disasters like terrorist attacks and the like that my cut power or even leave you homeless.
The human body can only get by three days without drinking water. Water is really a high priority with regards to emergency preparedness.
As another hurricane season is upon us, one of the forgotten challenges is how mass evacuations of coastal communities can affect inland communities that are tasked with housing and supporting a huge influx of people. This in itself can create its own kind of hurricane emergency, so it is important for inland communities to prepare for mass evacuations with the proper emergency rations and disaster supplies that are needed when everyday resources become limited by a sudden crush of people.
Everyone should be prepared in the event of an emergency. While the idea of prepared may differ from person to person there are many things that should be thought of well in advance. Food, personal documents, and irreplaceable items are the most important things to prepare well ahead of time. Jobs will not always be stable and you cannot rely on being able to afford to buy things if an emergency does occur.
Various news reports have recently reported on the most recent flooding in Thailand. Flooding is nothing new in Bangkok, the city itself is built on a swamp and the city’s elevation is approximately seven feet above sea level. Combine these facts with heavy monsoon rains and Bangkok is a recipe for disaster.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and now would be a good time for the residents of Manatee County, in Florida, to go over their hurricane preparedness list. You can start by checking the new evacuation zone map that came out this year.