Anyone who follows current affairs is aware of the uncertain socioeconomical trends and volatile weather patterns we are experiencing. The Hurricane Katrina and Sandy catastrophes crippled entire regions of the US and now horrific tornadoes have wiped out multiple cities in Oklahoma in a matter of hours. These tragedies have made us keenly aware of how fragile life really is. We are all prepared to face daily challenges but are you TRULY prepared to survive for an extended duration during a state of emergency or natural disaster? If not, it is imperative now that you plan in advance for alternative shelter, food and protection for the long-term survival of your loved ones so you will not be a helpless victim of circumstance someday.
An Emergency Preparedness Plan: Your “Disaster Insurance”
Most of us have purchased protection for our assets, investments and children and insurance for illness, retirement and death but we don’t have an Emergency Plan. A formulated plan and some stored food, water and medicine….”Disaster Insurance”…could protect and sustain your loved ones during the aftermath of a catastrophe.
Hierarchy of First Responders and their Resources Plans
A common belief is that after an emergency we will be able to count on authorities or military to come to our immediate rescue when in reality that may not happen. Federal, state and local governments, as well as, the military and the first responder organizations all have precise and detailed disaster plans in place that assigns a hierarchy of rescue and implementation of resources during any type of emergency. If the event is localized, chances of help arriving is good; however, if the event is county or state wide you may have to rely on your own wits and resources for a long time. Realistically, you need to come to grips with the fact that there is a probability that no one will be coming to your rescue or aid unless it is your next door neighbor! Given this uncertainly, it is of utmost importance for your survival and well-being that you formulate and implement a Personal Disaster Plan. You need “Disaster Insurance”…a set of multiple comprehensive plans that will allow you to survive different types of emergencies and be self-sufficient for an extended amount of time.
Preparing a Personal Disaster Plan
Please don’t take your safety, well-being and survival for granted! Preparing a Personal Disaster Plan may seem overwhelming now but think of it as your “Get out of Jail Card” that you may need some day in the future. Disaster sustainability is just as necessary a step in planning for your future as the other measures of protection that you have implemented. It is a simple process to sit down with your family and map out evacuations routes, rendezvous locations and emergency contact persons. You need to put together survival bags or kits for each member of the family, one for each vehicle and one at each work location. You can fill them with supplies you already have on hand and will need if you have to evacuate or are stranded at work and need to travel back to your family. After that, you can store food, water and medical supplies that could see you thru a few weeks or a few months. It’s that simple…”Disaster Insurance” is nothing more than common sense preparedness, taking stock of your resources and stocking up on supplies to sustain you thru an unexpected event. It will be the most affordable and important “Insurance” you can purchase in our uncertain times. Don’t be a victim of chance and circumstance…take control now over the future safety, survival and well-being of your loved ones.