When you prepare for an emergency, you will be able to take care of yourself and others when it happens. An emergency can come in many forms. It can be on a small or large scale. It can include anything from a disaster like a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or a fire. Small emergencies could be anything from a broken arm to car trouble.
Prepare for an emergency by taking classes. Get some CPR training. Buy some good books on being prepared. You can practice by going camping or having drills for an earthquake, tornado or fire. Learn what to do in the event of a hurricane if you live in an area where one could hit. Learn how to prepare the home for a hurricane and find out what you will need to take in case of evacuation.
In the event that you will need to evacuate your home, get some shelter supplies. A 72 hour emergency kit is a must. Purchase your supplies for the kit and put it in a place where you can easily grab it. If you can't get everything you need for the kit at first, add to it as money and time permits.
Get a notebook and write down your own plan to prepare for an emergency. Read it often. Keep all of your supplies rotated and up to date. Let everyone in the home know about the plan and where the emergency supplies are located. Each person in the home may want an individual 72 hour emergency kit.
Decide that you will have a positive mental attitude in the event of an emergency. Tell yourself now that you will remain calm and that you will be able to handle it. This peace of mind can help you through it. It is not an easy thing to contemplate, but it helps to picture how you will react when emergencies strike.
Prepare for an emergency by seeking spiritual guidance. If you believe in a higher power, seek help from prayer and by consulting with religious leaders from local churches. The church community can be a powerful source of help when emergencies happen. Local churches often have their own emergency preparedness plan.
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