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Are you prepared for Disaster?

February 28, 2011

You are responsible to keep your family safe in the event of an emergency.

 Are you prepared?  What if you had to evacuate your home due to flooding, earthquake, power outage or any other possible disaster? What if you were homebound and could not get to a store to buy food for your family? Do you have an up-to-date 72 hour kit equipped with food, water, first aid and a change of warm clothing ready for each one of your precious family members? 

Let’s face it.  Life is unpredictable. If it isn’t mother nature wreaking havoc on our lives. The devasting earthquake and Tsunami in Japan is no small indication of what can happen to us. What about wildfires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes?  They are happening everywhere with no exceptions.
And the threat of terrorism? Very real.

 You MUST be prepared to ensure the survival of your most precious gift; your family. They depend on you for their lives.  It is crucial to be self-sufficient by storing emergency kits in your home, car, office and/or school, since no one can predict where we will be when a disaster strikes.

It is up to you today to make sure you are truly prepared for the unexpected.

Officials from The Red Cross hope you’re prepared in case of an emergency. One of the keys, they said, is to forget about your personal belongings when vacating your home and simply grab your essentials.

Steve Eberlein with The Red Cross said the best bet is to make sure you’re ready in case of an emergency.

“First of all, it’s good to have everything in one place so, A., you know where everything is and you’re not scrambling around to find it and, B., you can grab your bag and have everything in one spot,” he said.

Besides the essentials like water and food, Eberlein said your contacts written down and don’t forget the electronics.

“Then you just have to crank it up and then you have the weather radio and in the worst case scenario you can alert people,” he said.

Eberlein said in an emergency situation, forget about your personal possessions.

“It’s natural to grab the expensive things,” he said. “I know I spent $3,000 on that , but it is probably important to remember that your flat screen is not going to help you survive in the end, right?”

Eberlein also said it’s important to have a plan when you leave your house on where you and your family members should go if you’re being evacuated.

The BEST place to find supplies you WILL need to prepare yourself and your loved ones is:  Quake Kare, Inc.

Quake Kare, Inc. has all of your emergency and disaster supplies all in one place.

The 3 Steps to Emergency Preparedness:

1. Buy Emergency kits and supplies.

The first step in emergency preparedness it to purchase a reliable emergency kit for oneself and ones family.  Depending on the size of your family, here are a few kits you may wish to consider:

5 Person Deluxe Survival Kit
10 Person Deluxe Survival Kit
Safety Backpack Survival Kit
Earthquake Kit
Child Care Safety Kit
Hurricane Kit
55 Gallon Water Barrel and Accessories.
Dog Survival Kit
Cat Survival Kit
Solar / Hand-Crank Powered Emergency Flashlight, Radio, & Cell P
Water Filtration Bottle

2. Make an Emergency Preparedness Plan

Make sure your family has a plan in case of an emergency. Before an emergency happens, sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, wher you will go and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supply kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster.

3. Stay informed with the latest Disaster News 

Stay vigilant with  real-time feed of breaking disaster news containing stories and information about recent and current disasters.


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  2. Great information! This is so important to have an emergency kit available. Disasters can strike at any time, so scary!

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