Emergencies can happen unexpectedly, leaving little time for people to prepare. It is important for every individual to be ready for a minimum of 72 hours to take care of themselves and their family until external help arrives.
Often emergencies will be followed by another risk such as power outages and roadblocks which can often result in assistance delays. Let’s start to think, what if this service stops for 72 hours:
Create an evacuation plan with your family then electronically store this plan. Don’t forget to teach every family member on how to access this plan.
It is important to plan for various scenarios:
It is important to prepare an emergency kit in the event that you need to leave your home in a matter of minutes. An emergency kit can also be helpful if the choice in leaving is no longer an option.
Your kit should contain:
Taking time to scan and save your document in digital copy will ensure your family and your possessions are protected and in position to recover after a crisis.
Important things to save digitally:
Emergencies can be overwhelming in addition to the influx of information.
It is important to be aware of official and accurate information channels to stay informed with facts before, during and after an emergency.