A disaster can strike quickly, without warning and can occur anywhere at any time. In our area a severe winter storm could confine you and your family to your home where you could lose electrical, water, gas and telephone services. A tornado or other severs storm could cut you off from these resources for days or even weeks. What would you and your family do in a case where these basic services are lost for any length of time? After a disaster has occurred local police, fire departments, etc. will be on the scene to help in such cases but they have no way of reaching everyone immediately. Depending on the situation help could take a matter of hours, but in severe conditions it could take days. Once a disaster happens you probably will not have the time or resources to purchase vital supplies that may be needed.Will you and your family be prepared to handle such a situation and be prepared to deal with an emergency until help arrives?Families can successfully handle a disaster by being prepared in advance and working together as a team. Following the tips located here can aide in you and your families preparedness in the event of a disaster. Read and apply this information to your own emergency disaster plan. Being prepared and knowing what to do is your best protection and is your responsibility.
During a disaster, ordinary objects in your home can cause injury or damage. Any items in your home that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire is considered a home hazard. Inspect your home at least once a year to find and fix potential home hazards.