It is important to have a disaster kit available at all times. This will help you be prepared should an unexpected event occur resulting in the need to leave you location quickly.
Even though it is unlikely that an emergency would cut off your food supply for two weeks, consider maintaining a supply that will last that long. Having an ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts half gallon of water each day. People in hot environments, children, nursing mothers, and ill people will require even more.
Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. You might be at work, school or in the car. In Florida, thunderstorms and lightening can be an everyday occurrence with deadly repercussions. Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster. Learn more by clicking the link above.
Mitigation is the process or processes which can minimize the impact of disaster. An example might be in a home construct prior to current codes and standards, ask the question, is there an opportunity to increase the strength of the walls or roof structure? Another example might be in a flooding situation, is there something that can be done prior to a disaster to minimize damage caused by flooding?
Phone Tips on how to prepare your means of staying connected with friends and family.
Disasters can and usually happen without warning. Osceola County is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made. Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, power outages, and acts of terrorism are just some of the potential emergencies we may encounter. Please use the following Quick Tips guides to help your family be better prepared for natural or man-made disasters.
You can make a difference in the outcome of a disastrous situation. Regardless of the threat, you can become informed and make decisions based on the combined experiences offered here.
Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They can spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now, before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.