September is National Preparedness Month, and it’s there for a reason. That’s because the risk for all natural disaster is on the rise during this time, due to the hot temperatures clashing with the cooler ones, and earthquakes, of course, are always lurking about.
This is also when kids go back to school, so planning is a major part. Of course, being prepared doesn’t just happen, but rather you need to communicate, and here are some communication tips to help with emergency preparedness.
First, you want to have two meeting spots for when disaster strikes. That can be near the home and one that’s a further distance away. That’s because natural disasters don’t’ always happen when you’re home and they happen more in the middle of the day than when it’s nighttime. If you’re at home, you can from there meet up with the loved ones within the basement, yard, or attic, but if you’re at a different location, you can get together and from there, meet up at a spot that’ predetermined beforehand.
You should also consider some of the ages of the people within the home, along with the responsibilities of such. You should figure ou the locations where others will be, their dietary needs, and medical needs that are there. Those with disabilities or access to needs functionally such as devices and equipment should also be considered as well.
You should always take the time to figure out how to help those who are older escape disaster and be safe. You should also, make sure that an emergency supply kit is in place. Those that have food, water, and other comfort sources are needed especially if you’ve got to evacuate or hit a shelter. You ould have minimally two weeks of supplies put away, but you should take your time and ensure it’s all in place before it happens.
Ideally, if you can’t do two weeks, three days is what you should have on hand. That should be enough for someone to come find you, and three days should be good for those with bigger homes and families. But of course, if you feel like you can prepare more, then that’s great. Consider all of these options when preparing.
Of course though, understand that this is easier said than done, and it can be hard to prepare everything that needs to be put in place. Instead, take your time and make sure that you have the right idea of what it is that you need to have in place, and from there, create a better and more rewarding experience for yourself and for others. There is a lot that you can do here, and a lot that you can definitely get into your own mindset of making sure that you handle, and from there, you can also make sure that you have everything nicely in place, and ensure that, with all of this in mind, you take care of yourself as well.