Develop community partnerships to leverage resources Form partnerships with neighborhood-based organizations such as churches to assist in promoting educational messages about emergency preparedness. Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the United States of America. The effects of the disaster can linger for days, weeks, or even months or years, but most of these devastating effects can be tempered with effective planning and preparedness. Nobody knows when a disaster can strike, but anyone can be prepared to meet the challenges of a devastating event. According to a 2009 FEMA-sponsored study, 57% of Americans have some supplies set aside in case of disaster, and 44% of Americans have some kind of emergency plan for when a disaster occurs.
Encouraged to apply for an ILA Scotland disaster declarations, are Texas, California, Oklahoma, New York that it really. However, having read about the recent track records of FEMA and the Red Cross in regard to large disasters in the U.S. Nonetheless, when it comes to large-scale disaster, the media’s list of FEMA failure stories related to hurricane Katrina is long and very concerning, especially considering that Katrina may actually be a ‘small-scale’ event in scope compared to a national Grid-Down event, or the predicted big earthquake (9+Richter Scale) that is due on the west coast of the U.S.
Very few people truly understand and can comprehend what the fallout from a disaster of that magnitude would be like. What concerns me is that, neither FEMA or the Red Cross are educating people properly in the needed preparedness strategies and tactics for an earthquake of the predicted magnitude.
Such inadequate advice on disaster preparedness assures there will be exponentially more casualties than need be, and that should concern all Americans. From my chair, FEMA is ill equipped to provide any meaningful advice to others when they continue to have great difficulty in dealing with their own in-house preparedness for events that are small compared to a 9+ earthquake over a large area.

Instead of trying to justify their existence and advising Americans to keep just enough supplies to keep someone alive until their ‘best-case’ disaster relief materializes, these organizations could do a stellar job by just being honest with citizens by telling them the truth (‘you may be on your own for many weeks or months; make your own preparations accordingly’).
The predicted earthquake off Oregon-California (Cascadia fault) will produce a disaster on a very large-scale, possibly involving most of the west-coast of the U.S., and certainly many times worse than Katrina and Sandy together!
If you have read about just some of the disaster failures by FEMA and the RED CROSS cited herein (the links), it’s clear that Americans need to look-out for ourselves in cases of large-scale disasters. Booz Allen has the extensive global knowledge of disaster planning best practices, subject matter expertise, and proven methodologies needed for providing successful support to our clients in exercise design, development, and delivery. Booz Allen provides proven, tailored training and product development to uniquely fit our clients’ most challenging disaster preparedness needs. A disaster is any catastrophic event that can cut off access to medical supplies or services, food, water, or transpiration. Tailor your disaster kit to the specific types of disasters in your area; for example, we live in an earthquake-prone area, our needs may differ from someone in a region prone to tornados. Remember that in times of disaster and catastrophe, cell phone communication is difficult as everyone is trying to call their loved ones or call for help. In the radio announcement, they are providing preparedness information about the predicted 9+ earthquake that occurs off the Northern California-Oregon coast every 300-350 years, and is expected to hit anytime now. And their lack of leadership in this regard is being cloned by smaller government agencies who look to FEMA and the Red Cross for disaster preparedness guidance. We’ve compiled the best ways for you to prepare for a disaster and to keep you and your family safe.
A safe space can be anywhere the family knows and can accept them, like a church, a relative’s home, a disaster shelter, or other areas.

The strategy that is needed, which is not being proffered by FEMA or Red Cross, is to create an in-depth level of preparedness at the household level; Americans need to be in a position to fend for themselves for many weeks as a minimum! I suspect this may be the case because these organizations aren’t sure what to do themselves in a magnitude 9 or 10 earthquake, so as a default, they advise a ridiculous 72-hours-worth of supplies (the basics for a very short-term event, where disaster relief is close at hand).
The members of your immediate family should all know what to do and where to go in the event of a disaster. Now that you have the foundation for your preparedness plans, get out there and get prepared! In any large-scale disaster, the last thing you want or need is to suddenly run-out of the essentials for basic survival! The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property. This entry was posted in Health and Home, Health Awareness, Injury Prevention, Public Health, Safety and tagged bay area, california, disaster, earthquakes, emergencies, first aid, health awareness, patient engagement, preparedness, red cross, safety on September 3, 2014 by Chris Martinez. But that’s exactly what you have when you rely on the failed disaster survival strategies and advice currently being proffered by these government organizations. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs.People also can reduce the impact of disasters (flood proofing, elevating a home or moving a home out of harm’s way, and securing items that could shake loose in an earthquake) and sometimes avoid the danger completely.By reading and following the instructions in this guide you and your family can say, Yes, we are ready! All residents and communities nationwide need to create disaster plans and supply kits for themselves, loved ones, friends, and co-workers.

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