Emergency Planning-Are You Prepared?

The recent natural disasters that struck our country have really hit home personally this past week and got me to thinking how important it is to be prepared. In this article we will discuss some steps you can take to prepare for just about any emergency or attack on your property-called burglary-or against yourself, called assault.

A close friend of mine lives in Colorado Springs and was close enough to the Waldo Canyon fire of two summers ago to experience consecutive weeks of breathing smoky air. That wildfire forced 30,000 people out of their homes-many with scant more than 5 or 10 minutes’ notice for some of them. This past weekend flash floods ravaged a goodly portion of the state, forcing thousands out of their homes at least for a day or two and stranded thousands more in a community north of Boulder with no food or water for at least three days.

My friend related to me the anxiety that people have from such events not to mention the inconvenience of losing your home and being without basic support systems of emergency services, food and water.

It heightens the need for disaster planning and emergency preparedness for all of us. It just so happens that this is National Preparedness Month. So what better time to get together with your family and discuss what you would do in an emergency and develop an emergency plan for you and your family?

What would you do without food or water for a week or even two or three days?

Then on a more personal note how would you handle an assault against you? Do you know any self-defense tactics that can help protect you or your family against an assault? This Self-Defense Training DVD specializes in women’s tactics. Do you or any members of your family carry any self-defense weapons with you that can assist in your personal defense in such a situation?

Learning some basic self-defense maneuvers is the very first step in learning how to defend yourself. Then you can follow up with some self-defense products such as a Pepper Spray or stun device to improve your chances of defense against an assault.

How about home security? Is your home burglar-proofed? Is your home a likely target for burglary? There are steps that you can take to improve your home security that are free which would include joining a neighborhood watch group for example, and many things that you can do to your home that are free and will improve your home security.

So during National Preparedness Month take some time to review your whole security situation and discuss what you would do in an emergency such as a natural disaster, how you would defend yourself against an assault and how you can protect your home against burglary.

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