The Miami Herald reported that the head of FEMA says everyone should be prepared at home for disasters. Craig Fugate, Florida’s former disaster chief, says it’s not just the government that needs to be cooperative and ready. He believes we should each be ready, since we could save more lives if we looked out for each other.
Here are Fugate’s recommendations.
- Develop a family disaster plan.
- Take a disaster or first-aid training course and learn a skill.
- In the event of a disaster, secure family first, and then go check on a neighbor.
This is another one of those times when what the government says makes sense. We should each be prepared, whether we live in hurricane country or tornado alley. Being prepared means there’s that much less dependence on government and their response, or lack thereof. Of course, do it for yourself, your family, and your neighbors, not merely to do a favor for Uncle Sam.
Survival kits are available from companies featured on the Survival Kits & Essential Supplies page in the Prep Mart. If you don’t already have what you need for your family, work or school, now’s the time to make the investment.
Remember, FEMA wants you to be ready, and that’s good advice no matter how they’ll respond to the next big one.