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How to Protect Your Pet So it Will Survive a Disaster

How to Protect Your Pet So it Will Survive a Disaster

Pet safety during a disaster is essential. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, etc. are happening all around us and as a pet owner it is your responsibility to ensure their safety. By following these disaster guidelines you will be protecting your pet and most definitely increasing their chance of surviving the next big disaster! Steps To Take Before A Disaster Strikes Make sure that your dog or cat has their collar with their ID on it. Even better, microchip your pet. Many times during a very big disaster your pet can lose their collar. If your pet...

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Helping the Elderly Survive a Disaster

Helping the Elderly Survive a Disaster

During natural disasters the elderly have many of the same needs as the general population. The difference being they may not be able to understand what is going on, respond in a timely matter or help themselves if they are injured or effected by the disaster. As a friend or neighbor we can help our elderly survive the next big disaster by following these important, simple steps. Elderly's Understanding and Responding in a Timely Manner May Be Affected Many elderly have disabilities that can impair their ability to understand what is going on as well as respond appropriately or in...

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Simple Annual Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Simple Annual Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Everybody keeps saying, "Make sure you are prepared for a disaster!" But what they don't tell you is that once you do have all of your essential survival supplies there are several things that you need to do annually to ensure your family's safety. Just like you need to replace your smoke detector batteries every year, you need to do several things to ensure your family's safety before the next big disaster strikes. By keeping a Simple Annual Disaster Preparedness Checklist it takes the headache out staying prepared.  Check the temperature of the room that you are storing your food...

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Discover Your Hidden Water Sources in Your Home Before the Next Big Disaster

Discover Your Hidden Water Sources in Your Home Before the Next Big Disaster

Water is essential for survival. During a very big disaster the water system could be non functional for an extended period of time making alternate sources of water essential for your family's survival. Unaware to many, we have access to several other sources of water, right at our fingertips! Hot Water Heater: This will bring you an additional 40-50 gallons of fresh, clean water. First make sure that the gas or electricity to your hot water heater is off or unplugged. To avoid getting scalded it is advised to wait 30 minutes to allow the hot water to cool prior...

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Preparing Your Child for a Disaster Without Increasing Their Fears

Preparing Your Child for a Disaster Without Increasing Their Fears

Discover 3 simple tips to help ease your child's fears about an upcoming disaster. Children's needs before, during and after a disaster are much different from an adults, but if you approach them properly with preparedness they will be able to handle any disaster that comes their way in a much better manner. Preparing your child for a disaster without increasing their fears is essential and can be done. Understand and Talk to Your Child About Their Fears Children see on the news how natural disasters can destroy people's homes and take away their pets, toys and other personal items....

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