Guide: Food, Water and Safety After a Disaster
7/23/07 Ready for Anything Now.com
Floods, Earthquakes and Hurricane
season as well as a lot of extreme weather make all of us think of what we
might do if a disaster were to strike in our area. Here are some quick tips
in a guide form
we can all use.
Preparation Tips For A Disaster Can Be Found Here
Water is a
keep a 3-5 day supply of bottled water on hand.
per person, per day, should be sufficient for survival after a disaster. The
Water Heater can be drained for additional water ( see the guide on how
to drain water by clicking the link). DO NOT drink flood
water after a disaster. If advised to boil tap water do so at a rolling boil for at least one
Food Guide: Stress can cause us to lose our appetite, eat at least one good
meal a day. You must keep up your health.
Protect your food
Get Help, don't try to take on the world alone, don't strain
yourself, an injury won't help in a disaster and it shurly won't help you or
your family survive. Get help with problems, lifting or other tasks and talk to others,
do not isolate yourself.
Be Prepared, a little knowledge and preparation now go along way
toward survival and comfort after a disaster, have
supplies available beforehand. Don't wait until disaster strikes to get
survival supplies. Be
prepared with food and water as well as other survival supplies. Be prepared to leave
(evacuate) if needed and decide
where you will go and the route ahead of time. Don't wait until the last
minute to leave. During a hurricane, storm surge can cut off escape
routes many hours before the storm makes landfall. If everything is ok you can come back later.
Protect Vital Records Only you know your circumstances so you may
need to be your own guide here. Records should at minimum include:
Bank account information, credit cards,
marriage and birth certificates, insurance policies, deeds, titles and other
financial and personal records will be needed later. It's a good idea to
protect them in a fire safe, sealed in leak proof plastic bags.
Stay out of dangerous places after a disaster, clean wounds in you are cut or scraped,
coat with antibiotic ointment and bandage or seek medical attention. Don't
take chances in high water, wrecked structures, fires, electricity, wires or
any other danger. Wear protective boots. Be careful where you step. Remember
you and your family have been through a lot already, don't make it more
difficult by getting a injury.
Keep cool rational thinking alive. Do not rush into greater disaster by
making rash decisions or actions.
Stay away from down power lines.
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