Whether its earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, or hurricanes, natural disasters are a threat that cannot be ignored. Geography is, of course, a major factor in preparing for natural disasters. For instance, here in Colorado we don't have a large problem with hurricanes, just like folks in Florida don't deal with blizzards too often. For this reason it's important to know what your areas vulnerabilities are and how to react to them. These pages are not meant to inform you of what to do in an earthquake etc., instead they're meant to inform you of what to do AFTER the initial disaster. Once the wind stops blowing or the earth stops shaking, THEN WHAT? In any disaster your first priority should be to not let it get any worse; that means things like shutting off the gas lines to your house regardless of whether they appear damaged or not. Immediately extinguish any fires and do your best to capture and conserve any water that may be flowing from broken lines. By combining your bug out bag with the items you can salvage from your home, it's entirely possible for an individual to survive for a month or more hunkered down in the remnants of their home. Hopefully, relief will arrive sooner than that, but you never know. After hurricane Katrina it took FEMA five days to get water to the superdome where thousands had taken shelter. If you rely on others to save you, then you've already lost. So as you analyze what disasters your area is prone to, also begin to prepare a mental checklist of the survival supplies that you need to have on hand at home, on your person, or in your vehicle or office. Have a well planned route to get home and all of the essentials to complete that task with you at all times. With the help of citizens being prepared, maybe if there is any government left with the ability to respond you will be safe until that help arrives.
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We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness. --Petra Nemcova