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Nations Refuse to Prepare for the Worst of Global Warming, Part 3

posted by Cecil Certifier @ 9:00 AM
April 12, 2014

All-types-emergenciesSarah Newsworthy: As Cecil said yesterday, emergencies differ in location, type and preparation requirements, it is difficult to know where to start. In his ’10 Urgent Preparedness Tips for Surviving A Damaged City,’ Mike Adams lists:

1)  Store water, at least four gallons for each person for estimated days of disaster; 2) Purchase a water filtration system that doesn’t require electricity; 3) Store can goods and other non-refrigerated foods that don’t require cooking, as well as some type of stove and its necessary fuel––enough for at least two weeks;

4)  Also store cleansers, soaps and other anti-germ products; even medical grade germicides, such as iodine; 5) Because police are usually unavailable during major disasters, keep legal self-defense items available, even if just pepper spray;

6)  Very important to keep emergency medicines available, including a first aid kit with bandages, antiseptics and antibacterial liquids; 7) Have a hand-cranked, emergency radio available, as well as back-up chargers for mobil phones;

8)  Have flashlights and other emergency lighting on hand, along with sufficient batteries; 9) If safely possible have extra fuel available for your car; and 10) Keep extra nutritional foods––i.e. vitamins, minerals, supplements––on hand as these types of crises cause stress that can rob your body of needed nutrients.

Cecil Certifier: But while those are good ideas for storing safety items at home, what happens if ‘home’ is destroyed as happens often in a fire or catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy? First, disastercenter.com says design a Family Disaster Plan, based on the type of emergencies typical for your neighborhood!

In addition to each family member having shared responsibilities, they should agree on two places to meet outside of the home, along with a plan for re-groping, if it becomes necessary.  Also keep fire extinguishers on hand, and test battery-powered fire and smoke alarms often.

disastercenter.com has scores of other tips for handling catastrophes, including keeping pets save; creating networks of family, neighbors and friends; working with the disabled, etc. Also the National Disaster Education Coalition has a great book available––’Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages’.

Sarah: That Center as well as ProQuest’s ‘Natural Disasters: Prepare, Mitigate, Manage’ by Carla R. McMillan, different-disasterssummarizes possible disasters: “Chemical Emergencies, Earthquake, Fire, Flood and Flash Flood, Heat Wave, Hurricane, Landslide, Thunderstorm, Tornado, Tsunami, Volcano, Wildfire, Winter Storm, etc. But many other possibilities exist.  So preparations are vital!

Also, make sure that your town, area, and state officials are in constant connection with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, National Fire Protection, Institute for Business and Home Safety, and International Association of Emergency Managers.

Cecil:  But none of this works if people are not willing to prepare for such emergencies. Of course the best preparation is to maintain deep faith in God.  The most repeated phrase in Bible prophecies is:  “The just shall live by faith (Galatians 3:11).” See also Romans 1: 17, Habakkuk 2: 4 and Hebrews 10: 38.

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