How To Prepare For Any Disaster 2001 Essay

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How to Prepare for any Disaster

Your easy step-by-step preparedness guide www.areyouprepared.com Congratulations!
You’ve taken the first step to getting ready for any disaster.
Step 1
Know How to Prepare
(Learning and Understanding the Preparedness Process)
This book will help you understand the importance of making preparations before anything happens, and help you know what to do and how to act before, during and after a disaster.
Step 2
Have the Necessities Ready
You may have many of these items already. After reading this book, you should have a pretty good idea about what you will need. If you feel that you are missing something, check out our website at www.areyouprepared.com for a complete list of the necessities.

Read, discuss and become familiar with the information contained in this book so that, in the event of an emergency, you can act in a responsible manner to avoid a tragedy.
This booklet is intended to assist others in dealing with emergencies. The final decision of any action taken during a real emergency is the sole responsibility of the person involved. Emergency
Preparedness Center and “areyouprepared.com” has made its best effort to produce a high quality, informative and helpful book. But they make no representation or warranties of any kind with regard to the completeness or accuracy of the contents of the book. They assume no liability for danger, harm, difficulty or injury of persons or property, or actions undertaken by any person in attempting to utilize the information contained within this book.
No part of this publication may be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or reproduced in any way, including but not limited, to digital copying and printing, without the prior agreement and written permission of the publisher.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CENTER www.areyouprepared.com 520 C North Main Street Suite 202
Heber City, Utah 84032

Knowledge • Peace Of Mind • Preparation www.areyouprepared.com info@areyouprepared.com

©2001 Emergency Preparedness Center page 2

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1
Getting Ready Before Anything Happens
(What to do Now!)
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Creating Your Own Disaster Plan of Action
Finding out what could happen in your area?
4 Steps to putting it together.
How to practice and maintain your plan.
Your Contact Information. (Post this information by the phone)

12.

How Safe is Your House?
Checklist
Controlling your utilities:
How to shut them off in an emergency.
What to do with them after an emergency.

14.

Preparing some Necessities for Quick Action
3 Day (72 Hrs.) Evacuation KitHow to Make a 72 Hour Kit.
First AidHow to Make a First Aid Kit.
Emergency WaterRecommended amount needed.
How to purify water.
How to store water.
Emergency Water sources inside and out of your home.

18.

Take Important Actions and Have this Information in place NOW.

20.

How to Report an Emergency.

22.

EvacuationNecessary preparations before an evacuation.
How to evacuate.
Evacuation worksheet .

24.

Action Plan Checklist (Are You Ready?)
Be sure all members of your family know this.

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CHAPTER 2
Knowing What to Do:
Taking the Appropriate Action
(Before - During - After)

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Acts of Violence: Nuclear or Other Wars
9 steps to prepare
The dangers
Finding safety
Shelter
Radiation

27.

Terrorism, Riots, Looting, Bomb Threats and Other Violence
The dangers
Finding safety

28.

Hazardous Chemical: Transportation accidents, Accidental spills,
Intentional
The dangers
8 steps to take to prepare
What to do if it happens

29.

Earthquakes
7 steps to prepare
What to do during if your are: indoors. outdoors. in your car.
After the quake, what next?

31.

Extreme Weather: Hurricane,
Tornado, Winter Storms, Lightning
& Thunder, Drought & Extreme
Heat.
13 steps to prepare
What to do during
The dangers
Steps to following after it has passed

35.

Famine
6 steps to prepare
Actions to take during

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