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.
We “woke up” two years ago after an F-5 tornado obliterated our hometown: Joplin, MO. What we learned in the wake of that disaster has been unbelievable, miraculous, heart-wrenching, but ultimately, extremely useful. And while we were extremely lucky to miss the storm by about half a mile, we were all deeply affected on an emotional level. Here are 11 lessons learned from living through the Joplin tornado of May 22, 2011: Insights on resilience, disaster preparedness, and recovery.
Earthquakes are frightening. Especially if you’re not prepared. This doesn’t have to be you. If you’re wondering what you can do now to help you in the event the earth moves under your feet, we’ve put together this list of earthquake gear you should have for use in the immediate aftermath of an earthquake.