Natural Disaster Preparation
When looking at the emergency preparedness instructions prepared by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it is apparent that natural disaster preparation is something that should be required for every household. Consider the kind of natural disasters that can happen.
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN WHEN NATURE HAS HER WAY – AND SHE WILL HAVE HER WAY
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The list names the more obvious disasters, but there can be others. Long term power outages due to a natural event could be added. Emergency natural disaster preparation means being able to survive a natural calamity until such time that services are restored.
THE AVAILABILITY OF SAFE DRINKING WATER BECOMES A KEY ELEMENT TO SURVIVING NATURAL DISASTERS
One of the major focuses of any natural disaster preparation plan is the need for water. After a natural disaster like a flood or tornado, water can become unsafe. That means you can''t drink it, use it for cleaning, or take a bath with it. The water is at risk for contamination with bacteria or virus and you are at risk of serious illness if you drink it.
After a natural disaster the water can also become contaminated with sewage and waste of all kinds from homes, gardens, farms and industry. A natural disaster preparation plan will make sure there is enough purified water on hand for each person in the house for 3 days. You can either have stored water or the ability to make purified water using a non-electric purification device.
THE HOPE OF AVOIDANCE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PREPARATION
We all make decisions based on a set of personaly developed priorities. The will to set aside time, effort and money to get prepared for an event that may not happen is not always there, however, taking action now to prepare for an unseen event is what often separates those that survive from those that don’t.
If you do not have a natural disaster preparation supply closet filled, now is the time to do it. At some point, you are likely to need the food or water or any of the other items in the closet. Reaching into an empty closet will not help during an emergency. The proces of getting prepared does not have to be painfull. You can easily and inexpensively aquire all you need for your home, office, car, school or for recreation by going to this page. Well thought out supply kits make it easy and inexpensive to get all the basics.
WITHOUT A SOURCE OF SAFE DRINKING WATER LONG-TERM SURVIVAL IS UNLIKELY
To be prepared for a natural disaster it is advisable to have several means of water purification on hand. You should store water, purification tablets, and at least one personal water filter bottle or gravity water purification system. The systems presented on this page are excellent choices in the event of an emergency. The systems don’t depend on electricity, are reugged in design, are highly efficient, long-lasting and are not expensive. They can also provide safe drinking water everyday, not just in an emergency.Highly practicle.
After a natural disaster, only use the water you has been purified with a proven system such as those recommended above. House water should not be used directly, even if you have a whole house filter as contaminated water may have entered the system if the electricity was off. if there is any concern that the water supply has been compromised, and you haven’t taken the precaution of buying a gravity type filter, you can boil the water using the emergency stove included in your natural disaster supplies. Add bleach, or chlorine or iodine tablets, to kill deadly bacteria or neutralize chemicals.
Any water or purification device must meet Federal standards for safety. Once your water is fully operational again and you have a whole-house filter system, make sure to sterilize the household plumbing prior to using it for drinking and don''t hesitate to call your local treatment plant and ask about the testing and condition of the water before use. If you use a private well and a natural disaster occurs, always have the well water tested before using it again. Private water supplies are particularly susceptible to contamination in the event of a natural disaster.
Like a Boy Scout – always be prepared!
THE WATER YOU DRINK MAY NOT BE AS SAFE AS YOU THINK.
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