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Disaster Preparedness 2013
Transcript of Disaster Preparedness 2013
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
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 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.
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.
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
12 gallons of water( one gallon per person)
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
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
: Your communities' protection.
: An unfortunate event which can suddenly occur and cause damage and loss of life.
: 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.
: System of electrical current at a certain area or place.
: A scheduled power outage.
: Insurance that assures the protection and reimbursement of the property.
: A certain place or area to meet up with a group.
Family Contingency Plan
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 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)