Creating a community preparedness group can be a way to ensure the safety and well-being of your neighborhood or local area during emergencies. In this guide, we will walk you through nine essential steps to successfully organize and launch a community preparedness group.
Every family faces emergency scenarios, and it’s not always easy to know what to do or how to prepare. Here, you’ll find clever tips so you’ll be ready for everything from a hurricane and flooding to wildfires and even a loss of income.
Most preparedness advice treats each family as an individual unit. Yet the truth is that most of us have a network of neighbors, friends, and relatives that could potentially help us in various ways in a disaster–a mutual aid group. And each of us can make a real difference providing backup to our social circle when they are jeopardy.
I learned a lot about hurricane survival when I lived through three hurricanes in a short two-month period. Some of what I gleaned I was able to use almost immediately as the trio of storms swept over Florida. Since it was written in a diary format, some conclusions in the first part have changed by the time you get to the end. Be sure to read all three parts of this article about hurricane survival and lessons learned.
As the sun sets and darkness falls, a sinister threat emerges: nighttime tornadoes. Unseen and unpredictable, these twisters pose a unique danger, catching many off guard. With reduced visibility, seeking shelter becomes more challenging, increasing the risk of injuries and fatalities. Are you prepared to face the terrifying power of a tornado in the dead of night? Arm yourself with knowledge, strategies, and emergency plans to navigate the treacherous realm of nighttime tornadoes and protect your loved ones from their devastating impact.
In today’s unpredictable world, being prepared for emergencies is crucial. Whether it’s a natural disaster, power outage, or other unforeseen crisis, having a highly functional emergency kit can be a lifesaver. But where do you start? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with 6 simple steps to pack a highly functional emergency kit.
In the aftermath of a major flooding event, the realities that follow can be eye-opening. From the physical damage to the emotional toll, the effects of flooding are far-reaching and can have a lasting impact on individuals and communities alike. In this article, we explore ten key realities that are often experienced after a major flooding event.
Venturing into the woods with my late grandfather to fill up gallon jugs with water from a natural spring he found and tapped himself is one of my favorite childhood memories. I never thought much about it back then. Walking a quarter mile or so into the wooded hills to collect the family’s drinking water was just routine. A natural spring is a great backup water source. In this article, we have tips to find and tap one, plus questions to help you decide if developing one is right for you.
Deciding to self-rescue can be a difficult decision and should be made after a thorough, comprehensive, objective review of your situation. It’s essential to be prepared and have the necessary equipment and knowledge before attempting a self-rescue. Following the eight steps of self-rescue can increase your chances of success and reduce the risk of injury.
“It’s all just things,” we say until our things have gone up in smoke in a house fire. A residential blaze can occur anytime and often happens with little or no warning. Did you know that during 2015-2019, More than one-quarter (26%) of reported fires occurred in homes? Even worse, three-quarters (75%) of civilian fire deaths and almost three-quarters (72%) of all reported injuries were caused by home fires, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Here’s how to prepare.
Newcomers to hurricane territory may not know what things make hurricane different from other disasters. Here’s how newbies can make basic hurricane preparations in short order, including shopping lists. Even well-seasoned folks may find something to help them better prepare for the next one. And there WILL be a next one.
The Texas Freeze of 2021 was a wake-up call in my household. As prepared as we thought we were, those days and nights of temperatures in the teens and 20s were something to behold. With the power out and our house getting colder by the minute, we looked around for every way possible to stay warm without power.