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Disaster Preparedness 2013

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John Le

on 15 July 2013

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Transcript of Disaster Preparedness 2013

What exactly is a disaster?
A disaster is a calamitous event, one that suddenly occurs or one that is man-made, both causing damage and loss of life.
Survivalist Guide for Dummies
John Le
When and Why should you be prepared?
You should always be prepared in everyday life. You should be prepared so you can act calmly, know what to do, and help others and yourself when there is a disaster. You should be prepared so you can avoid being dead, avoid suffering, and avoid waiting for any help to come.
To avoid:
To avoid suffering

To avoid Death
To avoid waiting for any help to come
What are Natural Disasters?
Natural Disasters are any event or force of nature that has catastrophic consequences.
Volcanic Eruptions are the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material.
Volcanic Eruptions
Tornadoes are a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud.
An Earthquake is a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust.
What are Technological Hazards?
Catastrophic events caused by human's in result of toxic contamination of the environment.
Toxic Waste
What is Terrorism?
To answer that question, Terrorism is the unlawful use of violence, or threats of violence by a person or an organized group against any people or property, used for political or ideological purposes
One act of terrorism that had happened in my lifetime was 9/11.Terrorists had crashed a plane on one of the twin towers and had sent everyone in a panic. Then, the terrorists had blown up the second twin tower causing the building to fall making the U.S. more fearful than ever.
What happens after a Disaster?
After a disaster, there would be many destroyed buildings and homes. People who were in the range of the disaster are either most likely dead, freaking out about what had just happened, or are prepared to survive. Also, people would be rushing to the public shelters and scourging for provisions and supplies. The government would be trying their best to help the people who are suffering from the disaster.
How to Prepare for a Disaster
To prepare for a disaster, you will need a emergency plan, a disaster kit, provisions, and a shelter. You may also need a 72-hour kit, a G.H.B., an E.D.C., and a B.O.B.
72- hour emergency kit
Food and Water
Canned food
12 gallons of water( one gallon per person)
Dried Food

Fuel and Light
Lighter, Matches, Flint And steel, glow sticks, Matches, flashlights

Bedding and clothes
Shoes,, Sleeping bags, Tent, warm sweaters, socks, Pillows, Shirts, pants

Personal Documents
Cash, Checks, I.D., Family History, Passport, Insurance

Handpowered radio, HandpowerED t.v., FlashlighTs, machetE, Can opewner, Utility knife, rope, face masks, gloves, Googles

First- aid kit, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Garbage Bags
What is an emergency Plan?
An Emergency Plan is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks. It is a discipline that involves preparing for disaster before it occurs. It is also a plan outlining how to deal with a serious or major incident. I believe that every family should have an emergency plan so they can avoid panic and suffering when a disaster occurs and so they know what to do when a disaster occurs.
Important Disaster Preparedness Vocabulary
Homeland Security
: Your communities' protection.

: An unfortunate event which can suddenly occur and cause damage and loss of life.

Natural Disaster
: A disaster caused by nature.

Family Contingency Plan
: Preparations for events.

: People leaving their homes from a disaster.

: Process which water goes through filter, cleaning it out of solid particles.

Power Grid
: System of electrical current at a certain area or place.

Brown Out
: A scheduled power outage.

Property Insurance
: Insurance that assures the protection and reimbursement of the property.

Rendezvous Point
: A certain place or area to meet up with a group.

Homeland Security
Family Contingency Plan
Natural Disasters
Brown Out
Rendezvous Point
A explosion is a release of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy in a sudden and often violent manner with the generation of high temperature and usually with the release of gases.

A hurricane is severe tropical cyclone having winds greater than 64 knots originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains.
An earthquake is a sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic activity.
Toxic Pollution
Toxic Pollution is harmful, chemical contamination in water.
Toxic Waste are poisonous waste materials; can cause injury (especially by chemical means).
G.H.B.( Get Home Bag)
E.D.C ( Everyday Carry)
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