Hurricanes and tropical storms cases are increasing every year with more and more lives of loved ones being lost.
may help you and your family be more prepared for a natural disaster. Every family should consider planning and don’t just cross the bridge when they get there or they will lose every good chance or surviving. Coordinate with your local emergency preparedness agency and get your family to attend seminars and trainings on how to respond on disasters that might be caused by hurricane and other natural calamities.
Hurricane survival kits should be organized and kept in place so the family could have something to depend on during the emergency. Another way of securing your family’s safety is to secure your home. Board up windows or attach storm shutters. Though taping windows will not prevent breakage, at least it will help reduce shattering. Check trees and shrubbery, and remove limbs that could damage your house or utility lines. Secure anything that might tear loose or blow away, including garbage cans, grills, potted plants, garden tools, toys, signs, porch furniture, awnings.
Hurricane survival kits should include the most basic needs that will support your family during and even after the disaster. The kit should include but not limited to food, bottled water, can opener, non-perishable foods such as canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Stock should also include powdered milk, instant coffee, cookies and other food that will last for at least 72 hours and up to 14 days.
Flashlights are very essential in cases like this so prepare one for each member of the family. Batteries and battery operated radios, alarm clocks, ice chest and ice, first aid kits and extra medications. Supplies should also include mosquito repellent, eating utensils, toiletries, local map, portable grill, and other tools that might be valuable during and after the disaster such as hammer, wrenches, and nails. Though cellular phones may have a hard time getting signals during the disaster, it is also advisable to keep one just in case.
In some cases, you may be advised to stay in your home during the disaster. So better check on any possible structural defects that may cause any danger to your family or any weak points that you could fix beforehand. Should you be advised to evacuate, be sure to take the
that has the necessary items listed above.