Get Me Out Of Here

Get Me Out Of Here

Natural disasters seem to be on the rise and people all around the world are being effected by them on a daily basis. 

Should we be alarmed or continue to stick our heads in the sand and pretend it’s never going to happen to me. Have you or somebody you know been effected by natural disasters? 

When one finds themselves in a situation like this the first thing they may scream is 

GET ME OUT OF HERE!

Whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, wildfire, tsunami, flood, landslide, typhoon, tornado, erupting volcano that may affect us, we need to take certain measures now to help us survive.

Yes, unforeseen occurrences can happen to any one of us, but should that stop us from setting aside time to plan and think about this? Our very lives could depend on it

Get yourself out of the path of calamity

When the authorities warn of an impending hurricane, flood etc. It would be wise to heed the directions given and get yourself to safety or higher ground. Houses, cars are not worth risking your life for and many people have paid the ultimate price for staying put to try to save a possession. 

You can rebuild a house but you can’t obtain a new life if you die.

For some people, choosing to live in a location that is low risk is an option worth considering.

One authority said that disaster risk is geographically highly concentrated. A very small portion of the earth’s surface contains most of the risk and most future large-scale disasters will occur in these areas.

If you happen to live in a low-lying coastal town or on a fault line this may be true. If you can move to areas that are safer, then you are lowering your risk of being hurt or killed in the event of a disaster 

A action plan is of vital importance

You may have taken all the precautions in the world and still find yourself on the receiving end of a disaster. 

Coping with the after effects of a tragedy may be easier if you plan in advance. Knowing that you did everything possible to keep yourself and your family safe will be a comfort if things got bad.

Always know your surroundings

If you find yourself on a daily basis in areas that are crowded and busy, it would be good to stay focused on your surroundings and staying alert to escape routes or emergency exits if a stressful situation were to take place.

Some people I know avoid places that have high concentrations of people. Large office floors, big shopping centers, busy cities etc. They get pail at the thought of being anywhere near any of these and avoid them like the plague 

There’s so many scenarios we could discuss at length here, but its up to you to plan and think about what you intend to do if you got caught up in an emergency situation?

Go-Bags

All go-bags should contain the following items

  • First aid supplies
  • Bottled water
  • Non perishable food
  • Important documents

It’s always best to get the family involved to discuss what disasters could affect us in our area. Review the requirements of each family member and prepare for them if they are not able to do so. 

Building a bug-out bag with the kids can be fun, so get them involved. Talk though the different items within their bags and have them using their items so that they become familiar with them

Conclusion

When adversity comes knocking at the door, how will we hold up?

Planning for the unknown and hardships of the aftermath of a disaster now when times are good, will help us greatly in times of distress.

Plan and act now before it’s to late

Thank you for reading my post and make sure to leave a comment below and I will endeavor to get back to you ASAP

Cheers and stay safe

Dave


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