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Preparing For Natural Disasters

In this day and age, it is quite easy for people to neglect to prepare for disasters. Our nation has seen several unfortunate events in recent history, and there are still many who have not taken the necessary steps to prepare themselves and their families.

The best safeguard against these types of emergencies is to prepare.  No matter where you live, everyone should have some sort of emergency plan and supplies. In an effort to assist with this, Urban Survival Tools offers a complete line of emergency kits and information on emergency preparedness.

Listed below is information on how to prepare for certain types of emergency situations. This information was derived from FEMA and the Red Cross. Each of these organizations publishes useful information on how to prepare for these types of emergencies. Please take a moment to review these guidelines, and take some sort of action today!

Hurricane Preparedness The Atlantic Hurricane Season extends from June 1st to November 30th, with a “very peaked season” from August to October. Here’s what you can do to get yourself ready for hurricane season.

Tornado Preparedness Although tornadoes are often more localized and less frequent, they are widely considered to be nature’s most violent storm–with wind speeds reaching 250 m.p.h. or more! Find out how to stay abreast of tornado conditions, and the precautions you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Earthquake Preparedness If you have ever experienced an earthquake, you know just how terrifying they can be. While they are virtually impossible to predict, taking just a few vital steps can dramatically reduce your exposure to risk.

Flood Preparedness In the wake of many other natural disasters, floods create enormous problems of their own. Familiarize yourself with the proper precautions before disaster strikes!

Fire Preparedness The California wildfires of 2007 considerably raised awareness of the destruction fires can create. However, there is still much the general public is unaware of. Be ready when fires ravage your area!