According to an article in Philly.com, the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation poll has revealed that 44 percent of U.S. adults don’t have first-aid kits. And 48 percent lack emergency supplies for use in the event of catastrophes.
What’s more,the poll’s findings suggested that Americans have a false sense of security. Although the researchers found that more than 53 percent of Americans don’t have a three-day supply of nonperishable food and water in their home, those surveyed believe they can survive in their homes for an average of 16 days in the event of a disaster.It’s that old normalcy bias, and it gets people in trouble.
Believe it or not, 55 percent of Americans still think they can rely on local authorities to come to their rescue when disaster strikes.
Parents in particular aren’t ready for a disaster. Although 80 percent of the parents polled said they were well prepared for such an event, 52 percent haven’t designated a family meeting place where they can find each other if they get separated during an emergency.
The NPM campaign is sponsored by FEMA, Ready and Citizen Corps. It seeks to transform awareness into action by encouraging American families and businesses to take the necessary steps to ensure that their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.
Find out more at www.ready.gov.
Since it’s compiled into a handy book, you don’t have
to go searching online or through brochures and things you’ve printed out to find the information you need.
It’s also easy to understand because it covers basics for so many who aren’t familiar with preparedness in short term disaster situations. But even those of us who’ve been prepping a while need to be reminded of simple things when we’re under stress. With this valuable resource at your disposal, you’ll know what to do ahead of time so you’ll be less dependent on first responders and other government help.
Not only does It’s A Disaster! deal with disaster prevention, but it gives tips on what to do in the aftermath of a disaster. If you look through the book yourself or with your family ahead of emergencies, you’ll know what’s relevant for your situation.
Because it’s the size of a normal paperback, it’s small enough to take backpacking, put in a desk drawer at work, or put in your bug out bag at home. It’s A Disaster! is complementary to other books you may have on preparedness in your survival library.
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Tell others about It’s A Disaster because it’s a great way to ramp up preparedness awareness during National Preparedness Month. Let’s see if the numbers in the statistics quoted above can shrink for the better.