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Surviving an Emergency.
Disasters can strike at any time and often without a warning. Know what to do before you have to do it.
Developed a household emergency plan, which include:
Know the local community warning system. If possible, know the location of your nearest Community Emergency Centre. It is also useful to learn First Aid and how to control small fires, and escape from fire.
Join or form a village support group. You and your neighbors will have skills and resources that can be vital in an emergency. Start discussing today what you can do to assist each other. Contact the police for advice.
Every one should have a small bag for getaway kit, ready for evacuation Most of the items are part of your emergency survival kit. Other items include:
If you prefer to keep your Emergency survival kit items in the house for everyday use, make sure you know where to find them when an emergency occurs.
If you have disability, make arrangements with a family member, friend, or neighbor to help you in an emergency. People with hearing impairment may not be well served by the radio. Make `arrangements to be sure you are informed by somebody.
People with sight impairment may have difficulties if their home is disrupted – perhaps in an earthquake – and may have extra difficulties; you should arrange some family support for these people. People with asthma and other respiratory disorders may be especially affected by stress, dust or volcanic ashes. Have appropriate medicines and face mask in your emergency survival kit. If you have special food needs, be sure to include as much as you can in your emergency survival kit.
Should an emergency occur, the minister may declare a national disaster emergency? Once on declaration has been made, the national disaster management office and the police have the legal authority to:
Many popular travelling destinations are constantly exposed to the risk of natural disaster's. It is important that we understand this risk and what they can do to us. However, there are measures we can all take reduce the impact of disaster and be better prepared to recover quickly.
These measures include: