Emergency Preparedness 101: Are You Ready For When Disaster Strikes?

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Person doing CPREmergencies can take place at any moment. That’s why it’s important that you’re prepared when the unexpected happens. Think hurricanes, tornadoes, zombies, or even the unthinkable – atomic bomb or nuclear war. We live in a fear-driven era and emergency preparedness kits are becoming more popular. We bring you the best kits, and have also put together some handy checklists for you to reference before, during and after natural disasters.

Emergency Preparedness 101

Hurricane Preparedness ListHurricane icon

As we face more frequent and powerful storms on our coastlines every year, it’s critical to know how to prepare for a hurricane if you live near the ocean or another flood-prone area. Check out our hurricane prep list for tips, and you’ll be ready to keep your family safe.

Tornado Safety TipsTornado icon

Tornados can violently destroy everything in their path, not discriminating between property and people. And unlike hurricanes where you have a little more time to take shelter, these cyclones come out of no where. Take the time to learn how you can keep your family safe in our tornado safety tips article (especially if you live in the Midwest where they are becoming more frequent).

The Best Emergency Preparedness KitsKit icon

Quickly gathering up your family and getting to a safe place should take priority over scrambling to search for emergency supplies. That’s why we think these disaster preparedness kits can be life savers. We suggest having one at home, at work, as well as in each of your families’ vehicles.

Types Of Emergency Food KitsPlate and fork icon

Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, even the occasional snowpocalypse can leave you stranded in your home for days or even weeks. It doesn’t get more basic than making sure you and your family have a sustainable food supply. In our emergency food kits article we’ve got the lowdown on how to prepare food supplies and even some DIY tips to create your own.

Bug Out BagsBackpack icon

Bug out bags are critical to have when it’s time to hit the road and escape danger. In our bug out bags article, we share 13 key categories to consider to make sure you have all the essentials. When you’re on the go, you’ll want to be sure you’re only carrying what you absolutely need.

What are you doing to prepare?

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Sadie has a bachelor’s in communications and minor in business from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been writing about, researching and a user of security and smart home technology since 2012. As an early adapter and avid user of gadgets, she’s not only well-versed in how to use them but also passionate about helping others integrate them into their lives and homes.

Having lived in various urban neighborhoods in major cities like Dallas, Austin, Winston-Salem and currently Washington DC, Sadie has experienced her share of property crimes over the years; from car break-ins to stolen bikes. As a result, she’s extra cautious when it comes to protecting herself and her property.

Sadie attends conferences, events and webinars to stay up-to-date on cybersecurity and technology. She loves traveling the world and is a self-proclaimed Apple junkie.

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