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Preparing Your Home for Disaster.

March 10, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.comOne of the most concerning things that we think about on a regular basis is how to protect our homes. For starters, what happens if there’s a flood? Do we instantly run for the hills, or do we bunker up and protect our homes? What about if there’s a fire, do we just run away and let it burn down everything, or do we fight the fire with an extinguisher? Whatever the problem could be, our homes are where we live and where we spend most of our time, making it the most important place to protect.

Preparing for disaster can be fairly simple, but it’s important you take action as soon as possible so you can get into a routine to defend yourself when accidents happen.

Research your local area

If you’re living in a rather arid environment then you can’t expect to be hit with flooding, and if you’re living in a warm climate then you’ve probably never seen snow before and there’s almost no chance of you being snowed in. This is why it’s important to get to know the area you live in so you can prepare proper defences. For instance, Texas is prone to severe weather conditions including massive hailstorms that are capable of punching holes into vehicles.

If you want to protect your home in Texas, then you’d better get proper roofing, shutters for your windows and enough garage space to store your vehicles unless you want them to have holes in their windows. You would also be wise to contact insurance specialists for claims against hail damage in the area. Your home insurance usually covers severe weather and natural disasters, but there are some cases when they won’t and you’ll need to contact specialist services in order to get help when mother nature decides to rough up your home.

Preparing emergency supplies

Many natural disasters cause widespread panic and outages to services such as water, electricity and even gas. When these situations occur, the last thing you want is to run out of edible foods or drinkable water, which is why it’s important to have a storage area full of drinking water, snacks and rations. It’s easy enough to pick up a couple of cans of food to fill up your shopping basket whenever you head out or to get deliveries of large water bottles that can be used even if you’re just thirsty.

There are many people in the world that prepare underground shelters that are impervious to things such as radiation, fires and terrorist attacks. However, it takes a lot of work to prepare something similar and it’s also very expensive.

Your emergency room should contain things such as food and water, but also emergency aid first kits, a radio, weapons for self-defense and even some entertainment such as books, games or music to pass the time. There could be long periods of time that you’ll be out of power, so having a way to continue being productive and entertain yourself is key to staying sane while locked up inside your home.

Staff Writer; Jerry Jackson


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