Making sure that your household is prepared in case of an emergency or catastrophic weather event is something that all too often goes undone, leaving you scrambling for basic survival supplies should the unthinkable happen. While it’s certainly uncomfortable to think about the worst case scenario during peaceful times, it’s also something that is absolutely necessary in order to ensure that your family comes out of the situation with losses minimized as much as possible. These 30 blog posts showcase the basics of emergency and disaster preparedness, from basic evacuation to putting together a suitable first aid kit.
In some emergency situations, you may be forced to evacuate your home in order to ensure the safety of every member of your household. These five bloggers discuss various methods of evacuation planning so that you can make sure that everyone in your home has the same plan for getting out safely, should the need arise.
- Emergency Evacuation Plans Scarce Among US Households, Says CDC
- Emergency Evacuation Plan for the House
- Emergency Exit: Developing an Evacuation Plan for Your Home
- Evacuation Planning
- Evacuating Yourself and Your Family
Making sure that you have a supply of fresh water, food and other essential items could mean the difference between making it through an emergency situation in relative comfort or suffering from severe hunger, dehydration and other problems. These five blog entries offer a variety of ideas and plenty of advice for putting together the right survival kit for your household.
- 10 Essential Items in a Survival Kit
- Emergency Kit Supplies You Need to Have
- How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit
- How To Assemble A Disaster Survival Kit
- DIY Survival Kit (Lists & Videos)
Most emergency situations are inherently dangerous, meaning there’s a good chance that someone in your household could be injured. In order to properly care for any injuries that may occur until help can arrive, you’ll need to make sure that you have an emergency first aid kit assembled, and that you keep it separate from your everyday first aid supplies so that it isn’t depleted. The information in these five blog entries will help you build and maintain an effective first aid kit.
- Survival Skills: What to Keep in Your Emergency First Aid Kit
- Be Prepared: Emergency First Aid Kits
- Get the Right Emergency First Aid Kit for Your Needs
- Building Your Emergency First Aid Kit
- What is a Well-Stocked First Aid Kit?
House fires are potentially devastating, and are unfortunately one of the more common household emergencies. While the idea of preparing for a conflagration in your home may be understandably repellent, it’s important that you learn the best ways to do just that so that you’re never caught off guard. These five bloggers understand that proper preparation can mean the difference between life and death when seconds count, and offer their wisdom to readers.
- Fire Preparedness and Evacuations
- Home Fires
- National Preparedness Month: Fire Safety for Families
- Fire Prevention Week: Reflect and Prepare
- Make an Emergency Fire Plan
Whether you live in an area that’s prone to hurricanes, tornadoes or other major storms, some storm preparation techniques are universal. Knowing how to prepare for and weather nature’s fury is an essential skill, especially if you live in an area that frequently experiences dangerous weather conditions. These five blogs tackle the issue of storm preparedness, from tornadoes to severe winter weather.
- Hurricane Preparation Checklist
- Storm Preparation: 4 Tips to Stay Safe and Minimize Damage
- Hurricane Preparedness
- It’s Almost Spring – How’s Your Tornado Preparedness?
- Let it Snow: Winter Storm Preparedness Month and You
Family Disaster Planning
Preparing for an emergency or natural disaster is complicated enough if you live alone or as a couple; when your household expands to include children, it becomes imperative that you have a family emergency plan in place. These five blogs approach preparedness from a family perspective, and can help you ensure the safety of even the youngest in your household.
- Family Disaster Planning and Communication
- Creating a Family Disaster Plan
- Prepare A Family Disaster Plan Now
- Prepare My Family for a Disaster