Mission Statement

An emergency is a situation that gets a person in a bad, dangerous and helpless situation. It may cost human life and loss of money and property. Thus, it is very important to stay prepared to face the emergencies. Preparing for emergencies is not difficult. What is important is to have the right knowledge to understand the state of emergency and stay vigilant. Our mission statement works with the above objectives-To make the mankind prepared and ready to face come what may.

Knowledge is power. To know what to do at the time of an emergency can be life-saving not only for you but also for many others whom you may help. Our mission statement is to make sure that the preparation of the citizens and right equipment of the personnel to meet the needs of dealing with the emergency.

Our priority is to help the individuals with our genuine and practical information and disaster management tips of use during the times of natural or man-made disaster. It has to be in the way that the best quality and cost-effective methods can be devised to lessen the loss of life and property in our community.

Our mission statement here is to offer you natural disaster guides, preparedness guides, human action guides and guide for surviving an economic collapse. We are hereby providing information that may work to the aid of people affected by the intricate emergencies. The following information about preparing for emergencies is intended to help everyone who may face these emergencies and should tackle them successfully.

Our objectives with the guide of Preparing for Emergencies is –

  • Inform the citizens about the natural or man-made disasters or hazards they may face.
  • Offer help and guidance to make them prepare for an emergency plan for themselves and their family.
  • Inform them about a right procedure required to be observed in the case of an emergency.
  • Make them confident enough to not be panicked or to create panic in such situations.

We offer here detailed information about the types of disaster, such as an earthquake, tornado, flood, water damage, hail, wildfire, hurricane, winter freeze, lightning or volcano and how to face them in an emergency. You will read here about the tools required to be prepared for emergencies such as first aid kit, chemical, bleeding, emergency, childbirth, epilepsy, respiratory emergencies, electric shock, psychological first aid, poison and also the problems that may arise in such situations such as diarrhea, burns, hypothermia, broken bones, choking or sprains. There are also other sections that include information on food storage, top food tips, and several other useful emergency tips.

No one welcomes disasters or emergencies but to be ready for the emergency, before it happens by proper planning, is important. We uphold this idea in our mission statement. Preparing for emergencies should initiate with the individual, go over to the family and further to the society.

Human Action Guides

The human action guides facilitate the means to have a safe, fast and efficient response for an actual emergency. Human action is significant and if it can take place in a positive way, it can curb the effect of emergency disasters.

The main purpose of human action guides is to offer an outline of the important information, purpose, and responsibilities that dish out to supplement the sound and operative emergency response plan and efforts of unified district agencies and departments.

These quick reference human action guides provide information that may surely assist the community as a whole. There are duties and responsibilities that a community expects its human force to perform in the case of actual emergency. In case of a major emergency or crisis or a disaster in the particular area, the humans are required to partner with the responsible authorities and organizations on different levels.

Participation and Action of Human Force

The impacts and losses caused by the disasters are grave. It brings financial losses as well as the emotional and physical losses. The emotional and physical loss brought by the disaster is at times even more destructive than the financial stress of damage of home, office, business or property.

Emergency incidents are sorted out as per their severeness and possible impact. The emergency event is often classified as the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 situations.

  • The Level 1 Emergency is a minor incident, which is resolved fast with interior possessions and partial help. In this situation, the emergency plan is not followed as there is little or no impact on the human actions.
  • The Level 2 Emergency is a major emergency that disturbs the ample parts of the community. This emergency may influence the mission-critical functions and thus require human action assistance from the other organizations.
  • The Level 3 Emergency is a big disaster that includes the whole campus and nearby community. The normal operations of the area are suspended and all the organizations are engaged in emergency response.

Understanding disaster events for human action

The effects of disaster and emergency are wide and complex. Everyone who faces or experiences the disaster gets affected by it in a way or the other. You may feel anxious in the normal situation about your or your family’s safety. A human reacts normally with great grief and anger to the abnormal event.

  • Recognize your feelings that may help you to recover.
  • Focus on the strengths and abilities that may help you to heal.
  • Accept help and participation in the community resources and programs.
  • Each person has different needs and ways to cope up.
  • To take care of the children and old people is of great concern in the outcome of the disasters.

Preparedness Guides

The preparedness guides has the objective of direct spread of information to the general public. The preparedness guides are designed specially to make the citizens aware about how they can protect themselves and their families against natural or man-made hazards. It asks you directly “Are you prepared?” And, if you are not it tells you how you can be. The guide is meant to take up as a reference source. It can be seen as a step-by-step manual to prepare to counter emergency.

The focus of the information mentioned here is to tell people how they can develop an emergency plan of action, practice it and maintain them. The plans should be prepared beforehand. They must know what they can do before hand or during and even after the disaster to protect themselves, people around them and their property.

You will also get information here about how you can make use of and assemble the disaster supplies kits. These kits are very important to have at the time of emergency as they contain food, water and all other important supplies in adequate quantity for you and your family. The disaster supplies kit makes you independent to survive after a disaster in the event so that you may completely rely on your own resources.

Follow these guidelines to prepare for emergencies as per the natural disaster guides:

Learn what can happen to you

  • Know beforehand what types of disasters can happen to you most likely. Also, have the information about how you can prepare for the each one.
  • Know how you can help the elderly or handicapped people when required.
  • Find out regarding the disaster plans that you can have at the workplace or your kids’ school or care center and all other places where you or your family passes time.
  • Learn how to do animal care after a disaster. They may or may not be allowed in the emergency shelters owing to the health policies.

Make a Disaster Plan

  • Sit with your family to discuss the importance of a disaster plan. Talk about the dangers of earthquake, fire, bad weather, tornado, etc to your family. Make a plan to face emergency and share responsibilities. You should work together as a team for the best safety results.
  • Plan a course of action in each case of emergency.
  • Select places to meet in case of an emergency.
  • Make a friend who lives out of state as your family contact. In case of disaster, one can call long distance easily. Your family members can call the family contact easily to tell inform them where are they.
  • Plan out what you need to do at the time of evacuation.

Make Checklist

  • Take all the desired numbers from your emergency preparedness office.
  • Write all emergency telephone numbers, such as fire, police, ambulance, etc in your telephone diary.
  • Teach your children how and when to call 911 for an emergency.
  • Ask the authorities about how they will warn you about the emergency.
  • Learn about the evacuation routes of your community.

Surviving Economic Collapse

Surviving economic collapse is important after the natural or man-made disaster. What is important is that the people should get the direct financial assistance in the area where their property is damaged or destroyed badly. These can be the areas where the losses are not in the insurance cover.

The US Government provides information and resources to the ranchers, farmers etc about what they can do to look after themselves and their property in the case of loss related to disasters. This useful information is available on topics such as the cleanup of the discredited property, safety measures, diseases control, insect control, food arrangement in emergency, recovery action on damaged farms and renovation of the damaged property.

There are different possible ways through which you can proceed with having the economy of life back:

  • The disaster affected person can get the help with critical expenses that may not be covered otherwise. This assistance that you get may not restore your broken property to its state prior to the disaster.
  • Government organizes some housing assistance funds that are available by the individual programs and household programs. You can get disaster assistance in the form of a loan from the Federal government meted out by the administration for small business.
  • Contact the local organizations or professional counselors or voluntary agencies for counseling. In addition, the local and state governments of the affected area may also offer assistance for crisis counseling.
  • Farm and business loans are available to people who suffer from damage to economic injury or business property. You can have these low-interest loans through the Farm Service Agency and the Small Business Administration to recreate or replace the damaged property, which is not covered in insurance to offer working capital.
  • The government runs a disaster unemployment assistance program that offers unemployment profit and employment services for the individuals for surviving an economic collapse. They are for the people who have got unemployment due to major disasters. Benefits start off with the date when the individual is unemployed after the disaster incident. These are the benefits that are made accessible to the individuals, such as self-employed people, farmers, seasonal workers or migrants. They have inadequate quarters to measure up for other unemployment compensation. The benefits can be availed by the people who do not have the advantages of any other compensation programs.
  • The taxpayers also have the benefit of surviving an economic collapse. They can be the people who have got a casualty loss from a disaster declared so by the authorities. The loss can be deducted on the tax return federal income for that year in which the casualty happened actually. The person may also choose to deduct the financial loss on the tax return for the previous tax year.

Natural Disaster Guides

Natural disaster guide is to provide useful disaster safety information to the general public and make them prepared for the emergency. The users of the guide can be meteorologists, disaster educators, emergency managers, media public relations officer, teachers, mitigation specialists, and other. Use the natural disaster guides’ tips as it suits your country and its landscape.

The natural disaster guides hereby include all the relevant action and awareness messages that are made specifically to help the people. Using the guide, the people can reduce their chances of injury or loss in the course of the natural and man-made disasters.

There are awareness messages that offer general information related to the threats offered by the particular type of disaster. The action messages describe the plan of action and tell the people about what they should do in order to prepare themselves. Detailed explanations are made in simple and straightforward language to tell people how to do it.

To be prepared to face the emergency of natural disasters, you should also know what are the different natural disasters that can strike you.

Hurricanes

A hurricane is a cyclone that develops mainly in the tropical areas. It generally has a minimum wind speed of 74 miles per hour approximately. The wind revolves in the counterclockwise direction about the center of the storm. In the case of an intense hurricane, the wind can go more than 150 mph with blows more than 200 mph outside the center of the storm. At the time of a tornado, you may move to a small interior room at the low side of the floor of a building that is quite safe from the hurricane. For more safety tips, please read our complete section on Hurricanes.

Tornadoes

The tornadoes occur over land and can be characterized by a funnel shape cloud that extends towards the ground. The force winds of tornadoes may gust to over 200 mph. It can cause extensive and substantial damage to the buildings. The wind blows to about 150 mph and can destroy many houses altogether. These attacking winds can topple several trees that may fall on the houses and may disrupt the electrical services of the area. The tornadoes force winds may even create a dangerous barrage from the metal siding, roof material, and furniture kept at outdoors. The basic rule that goes for safety from destructive winds of tornado is similar to the ones for safety from tornadoes. For more safety tips, please read our complete section on tornadoes.

The general tips from natural disaster guides :

  • More and more information about the natural disasters that may strike in your area.
  • Get Know about the hazards and emergencies that may arise from natural disasters and how it can affect you and your family.
  • Make an emergency plan according to the information you get.
  • Collect all the things important to make for a disaster supplies kit.
  • Decide where to get shelter from the natural disaster.
  • Make out the community warning systems and announcement of evacuation routes.
  • Know what you can do for the particular disasters.
  • Practice and maintain your plan accordingly.