And it is not just preparing for the disaster, you must also train yourself as well as your family members on a regular basis.
An aware and trained family is always in a better position when a natural or man-made disaster strikes (a man-made disaster may constitute of a terror attack or a chemical accident). In case you have pets, senior citizens and persons with disability at home you should prepare your family members accordingly. A natural disaster or for that matter even a man-made disaster can strike anywhere, any time and it is better to be prepared and remain prepared rather than be caught off guard. Recharge the batteries on a regular basis and always keep extra batteries so that even if you are trapped you have access to light for a long time. You may also keep over-the-counter medicines such as painkillers, anti-diarrhoea medication, general disinfectants, face masks, scissors and disinfectants soaps and gels. In order to know more about how to prepare and manage natural and man-made disasters you can visit this website called This entry was posted in Survival and tagged Emergency, Japan, Natural Disasters, Survival on March 13, 2011 by Sarah Watts.

It nevertheless marked a significant drop from 2011, when massive earthquakes and flooding forced insurers to dish out more than $120 billion to cover disaster-related losses.
Natural catastrophes alone this year will lead to more than 11,000 deaths and $60 billion in insured claims, Swiss Re said in a statement.
The practice must be so regular that when the actual disaster strikes everybody acts according to the plan and this may save many lives. Hurricane Sandy was the most expensive event of the year, both in terms of economic and insured losses. Awareness and regularly talking about disaster management techniques also keeps your family members mentally prepared. If assistive tools and technologies are needed then you must also have extra provisions in case the regular ones are lost. They included Hurricane Sandy which wreaked havoc across the east coast of the country, as well as in the Caribbean and the Bahamas at the end of October.
This is more so important if you have children, the elderly and the physically disabled in the household.

Listed below are a few steps that you can take in order to prepare yourself and your family for natural as well as man-made disasters.
You must have a disaster management and preparation plan that shouldn’t be dependent upon external help (especially if you live in a third world country where disaster management is non-existent).
It caused an estimated total of USD 70 billion in economic losses, forcing insurers to pay half of that amount and making it the second most damaging hurricane on record after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Let them know how to avoid falling into holes and cracks, suffocating in smoke, getting burnt or getting electrocuted.

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