No one wants to think about the worst-case scenario. Sometimes we have to though, in order to better be prepared in case something ever did happen. Natural disasters are something that can happen to anyone in any location. It’s a good idea for families to have a plan on what to do in these situations.
Earthquakes are among the most common natural disasters. They can range from undetectable, to severely damaging. If you live in a place that is at high risk for earthquakes, make a list of safe places in your home and make sure everyone in the house knows where they are. If you live in a place that is susceptible to flooding, it is recommended that you buy flood insurance. This is because many insurance policies for homeowners don’t include floods in damage coverage.
One of the most important things to do is keep everybody together. Consider making a pet emergency kit with an extra supply of pet food, sturdy leashes, and any important documents. After any sort of natural disaster, it is always a good idea to keep family and friends updated with your safety status. Sometimes this means posting to Facebook, or registering on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website.