Saturday, July 21, 2012

Surviving Different Kinds Of Disasters

Some of my posts talk about different kinds of disasters and how to prepare for them. There are a lot of similarities in the preparations that you need to make to survive different kinds of disasters. Volcanic ash fall will have a few differences from preparedness for a tornado, however.

You need to know what kinds of specific disasters are likely to happen where you are. We all need to prepare for disasters in general and we need to prepare for the specific disasters that happen in our area.

I already posted about most types of disasters in earlier posts. I provided links to agencies that cover specific disasters in great depth. They have everything you need to know about the kinds of disasters that your area gets most often.

I will do post links again to agencies that cover all the specific kinds of disasters like hurricanes and mudslides, and what you need to do to be prepared for them. I do not plan to write entire posts again about most specific kinds of disasters. I will see about making it easier for you to find my earlier posts, though.  

I will do new posts about earthquakes. New information has been made available that changes what is considered best to help you survive an earthquake. 

I hope you will study the sites that tell you more about what you need to do to prepare to survive the disasters in your area. Everyone needs to prepare for nuclear disasters, no matter where you live.

Here is a link to the Red Cross for basic family preparedness. You can see more information on the site.

Here is Red Cross Information about earthquakes:

If you look along the left side of this page you will see a list of links to pages about different kinds of disasters. 

Find and study all of the kinds of disasters that are likely to happen in your area. Most of them probably have links to PDFs about how to prepare for that type of disaster. You might want to print out those PDFs or at least take notes.

Here is a link to a PDF of an earthquake safety checklist by the Red Cross:
There is some controversy about earthquake safety. It is about the idea of the "triangle of life", an idea that has been discredited in the USA. Drop, cover and hold on has the numbers of expert supporters. I am going with, "drop, cover and hold on". Here is a link to a site that tells about this.

Here is a link to a Red Cross page that tells you how to prepare for a chemical or radiation disaster. I think you need to know a lot more than this, but it is a place to start. 

My earlier posts include a link to an entire book that you can download for free that tells you in great detail how to prepare for a nuclear disaster. There is also a link to a site that tells you how to make a "computer" out of paper, cardboard and plastic to calculate the effects of a nuclear blast. This blog has a post with a diagram I made of really basic stuff about what happens in a nuclear blast on this blog. 

There are a whole lot of posts on this blog about nukes and nuclear disaster preparedness for you and your family. This is stuff you need to know. I hope you use it so that you can be safer.

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