You’ll reduce the chances of getting hurt during a disaster if you know what to do when one occurs. And it takes more than just knowing who to call. Here’s how to stay safe.
Have an Idea of What to Expect
You should know which disaster you’re likely to face depending on where you live. If you reside in Florida, for instance, you’d better be ready for hurricanes. If you live California, there’s a chance that you may have to deal an earthquake or extreme weather. On that note, here’s useful content just to give you an idea of what might happen if you live in Florida based on past experiences.
Know the Escape Routes
You might have an escape tunnel in your home but have no idea how to use for safety. It is, therefore, essential that you “practice” how to use the route just in case something terrible happens. Show your children how to use it as well. Even better, you may consider drawing a map of the tunnel and post it in their bedrooms.
Also, you should decide with your family where to regroup in case you get evacuated from your home.
Register for Disaster Alerts
You can scamper for safety when you know what will happen, say an hour before it does. It, therefore, makes perfect sense to sign up for alerts to be delivered directly to your phone. Be on the lookout for warnings over TV and radio. Make it a habit of tuning into NOAA weather radio for daily updates on the weather patterns.
Know What to do if You’re not at Home
There’s no guarantee that you’ll be at home when a hurricane strikes. Thus, be prepared to take action from where you are including your vehicle or workplace. Some of the steps to take include calling home to know how your family is doing and letting everyone know about the evacuation routes. Also, find a way to reconnect with your kids if they’re at school.
A disaster can strike at any minute. Learn a few emergency skills to help you and your family stays safe. Know the basics of a CPR and other first aid practices. Make sure that you bring your pets with you if you get evacuated from your home. Other than that, don’t forget about the disabled and the old.