Tips for Preparing Your Family for Natural Disasters

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With sadness we are watching the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. In our day to day living we aren’t always thinking about natural disasters, but when it comes to protecting our children and families it always helps to be prepared and not wait for an actual disaster to think about survival plans. Try to take a few minutes to think about how prepared your family is for a natural disaster or a fire.

Ask yourself:

  1. Do you have an evacuation plan?
  2. Does your family know the plan?
  3. Do you have supplies to help you through natural disasters?
  4. Do you have them located in an easy-to-grab location?
  5. Does everyone know where the emergency kit is stored?

Check out these sites for helpful tips on preparing your family for a natural disaster:

  1. FEMA (great resources for building disaster kits)
  2. Family Services Natural Disasters PDF
  3. My Optum Health

What tips do you have to keep your family safe during natural disasters?

9 Responses to “Tips for Preparing Your Family for Natural Disasters”

  1. debbie jackson November 4, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    good advice

  2. Amie Olson November 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    We do not have an evacuation plan. Great advice! We need to work on one.
    Amie Olson

  3. Amie Olson November 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    We do not have a plan for evacuation during natural disasters. We need to work on one. Thank you for the great advice.
    Amie Olson

  4. Sandy VanHoey November 5, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    We need to go over the evacuation route again with my grandson but the rest we have done. Great tips and we had purchased a generator just in case of loss of power.

  5. Jennifer Rote November 5, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Very good advice and we should do more to prepare. We can only check off 3 and 4 on your list.

  6. Alyce L November 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    October was National Preparedness Month and I’m sure there are so many people affected by Hurricane Sandy that wished they had this great information and had packed emergency kits. Thanks for helping to keep people aware of the need for such a plan.

  7. Liz Ticona November 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    This is a very helpful post, especially with what just happened in the North East region of our country.. You never know when nature will hit us with something , we must be prepared and as parents especially we should have the responsibility to have a plan established and to never underestimate mother nature.

  8. Heidi Daily November 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    This is a good article with some great links to help with preparedness

  9. matt cook January 16, 2013 at 5:58 am #

    parents gives their child for how to prepare for natural digester….for that every body have to learn this….
    child safety