Be prepared for natural & man-made disasters

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Earthquake Basic Survival

Earthquake Basic Survival

Earthquake Basic Survival
Earthquake Basic Survival
Do you live in an area prone to seismic activity?, then it is important that you have an earthquake basic survival kit in your house or in your car .

 Be proactive and have the  emergency supplies if you need them. The best way to survive a natural or man made  disaster even if you do not live in an area prone to earthquakes Is to  create a basic disaster survival kit that can also be used in case of tornadoes or other types of natural disasters.

Here is a list of extra items needed

knife blades



saw blades

can opener

LED lantern


toilet paper

clean clothes for several days

travelers checks

safe with all important documents

medicine (check expiration date)

Preparing an earthquake kit is an important activity that should be done as a family to ensure that everyone knows how to use the items inside and where to find it if an earthquake occurs. Being prepared for a disaster may very well save a person's life.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How To Survive Without Computers vs Emergency Preparedness

 How to Survive Without Computers

How does a person survive when there is no internet access and, oh and cannot remember any passwords anyways for they are kept by the computer or on a program. .People do not completely understand the role the almighty computer plays in our lives. To prove my point ! How are you reading this Blog?.  Can you say Out of touch, disconnected, and much more. Yes the computer does play a huge part in our lives whether it be a GPS to an ipod , in this time and age Can we survive without it?
We are depending so much on computers now more than ever. Everything is computerized from our household appliances down to street lights just down the road. When you think about it really what wakes you up? your alarm clock, In a hurry while just pop food in the microwave. Quick an easy right something that most people just take for granted. Turn the TV on to catch the morning news all now becoming more computerized.. Oops I forgot check your email and calender on your computer I phone, I pad or cell. Now you are ready to go to work get into your car make sure your GPS is working another very helpful tool for navigation.

When you think about it what are your main survival tools and are they all computerized or run on electricity? 

Individual and Family Preparedness
Being Proactive
Have an Emergency  Plan
Determination to survive

Emergency Preparedness

Our life and our families lives' are just as important as any computer that runs our daily routine.

I have done research for myself to see what is happening on this earth. The results have shown me the weather is very unpredictable and where there never was an earthquake before there has been one. 

There are more tornadoes then there were last year, causing greater destruction then ever before.

There have been numerous man made disasters as well , which have affected the country's economy and in some cases have caused lasting problems for the general population.

A need to have Emergency Preparedness on hand is a growing concern.

There are many companies who specialize in Emergency Food Preparation and Emergency Preparedness  Kits.

You will find a number of different resources on this page.
dependency we have on our computers and establishing a back up plan, we must also have a plan for ourselves and our families in the event of the need for Emergency Preparedness Plans

Monday, June 11, 2012

Emergency Preparedness and Diabetes

Emergency Preparedness and Diabetes
Overview of Hurricane Katrina

Emergency Preparedness and Diabetes

When Hurricane Katrina struck last August, people with diabetes faced particular challenges, especially those using insulin. More than 20 million people in America have diabetes, and many others suffer with other chronic health concerns .              

During this year's hurricane and tornado season, Eli Lilly and Company, one of the world's leading manufacturers of insulin, suggests that individuals with diabetes or any other chronic illness should follow the guideposts below, no matter where you live:

• Medicine and supplies should be stored in a defined location to be easily gathered if you must quickly evacuate home or work.

• Keep cool packs in your freezer to keep medicine cool.

• Compile an easy-to-reach kit including:

• Medical supplies: syringes, cotton balls, tissues, swabs, blood glucose testing strips, blood glucose meter, lancing device and lancets, urine ketone testing strips, items for your therapy and blood sugar monitoring

• An empty hard plastic bottle to dispose of syringes and lancets
• Cooler for insulin
• Pen and notebook
• Glasses

• Copies of prescriptions, insurance cards, medical information and contact list, including caregiver's and physicians' names and phone numbers

• Physician's orders for your child's care on file at school and in your disaster kit
• Glucagon emergency kit and fast-acting carbohydrate (glucose tablets, orange juice)
• Nonperishable food such as granola bars and water
• First-aid kit, flashlight, whistle, matches, candles, radio with batteries, work gloves
• Supplies for at least a week
• Something containing sugar in case you develop low blood sugar.

"No one can fully anticipate a natural disaster, but with preparation, people with diabetes can manage their disease," said Dr. Sherry Martin, medical advisor, Eli Lilly and Company. "Taking the time to prepare could make a huge difference with emergency preparedness.

If disaster strikes, remember to:

• Maintain meal plan, keep hydrated.
• Monitor blood sugar and record numbers.
• Wear shoes and examine feet often. If a foot wound develops, seek medical attention immediately.
• If relocated, call your doctors as soon as possible to maintain the continuity of your medical care.

• Parents of children with diabetes should identify which school staff members will assist children in an emergency preparedness.

• If you are displaced, identify yourself immediately as a person with diabetes so authorities can provide medical care.