When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September of 2017, nobody was prepared. The island’s disaster relief supplies had all been shipped over to neighboring Islands, which were hit by Hurricane Irma just days before. Puerto Rican residents were catastrophically underprepared for the brutal storm that was about to savagely tear apart their home.
Don’t get caught unprepared. If you live in an area where hurricanes are all too common, then you’ll need to know how to weather the storm.
You never know when disaster is going to strike, and there's only one effective method of survival: preparation. Disaster preparedness plays a crucial role in your ability to survive during an emergency situation. There's no one right way to prep for a catastrophic event, especially since there are so many different types of disaster that you could experience.So, to help you survive anything that gets thrown your way, here are some basic aredness tips.
At the U.S. Air Force Survival School, we teach students that there are five basic needs that must be prioritized if a person is to survive a life-threatening event. They are Health, Personal Protection, Sustenance, Signaling, and Travel. Regardless of the circumstances, if you’ve got these five areas covered, you’ll likely come out on the other side in one piece.
Although it's terrifying to think about your child experiencing a school shooting, it's critical that you plan for it rather than push the thought aside. The right survival gear could mean the difference between life and death.