Necessary preparations at home when natural disaster strikes
May 05, 2023
Disasters are inevitable, almost all of us will have a brush with a natural disaster at some point in our lives. Natural disasters exist all the time. Preparing in advance can effectively avoid the dangers brought by natural disasters. Disaster preparation is an important part of protecting your home and avoiding property loss. From wind damage and floods to tornadoes and hurricanes to snowstorms, you need to know how to keep your home safe during natural disasters.
Natural disasters such as tornadoes, lightning, blizzards, and floods are still exist.
Tornadoes- a small diameter violently rotating column of air that forms within a convective cloud and comes into contact with the ground. The probability of tornadoes is lower than that of other natural disasters, but precautions should also be taken at home. When winds of this magnitude hit populated areas, they can cause massive damage and a huge loss of life, mostly from flying debris and injuries from collapsing buildings. However, most tornadoes are relatively weak events that occur in sparsely populated areas and cause minor damage.
Lightning- Don't underestimate lightning, Some buildings were brought down by lightning. Lightning is the most beautiful and dangerous aspect of a storm. Lightning is a naturally occurring electrostatic discharge that naturally causes thunder, a sound that comes from shock waves that are created when the pressure of a gas near the discharge suddenly increases. Lightning typically occurs during thunderstorms and other types of energetic weather systems. Most lightning casualties occur before thunderstorms arrive and after they start to leave.
Blizzards- A form of an extreme snowstorm. Blizzards occur when the temperature drops really low, there are strong winds, and a lot of snow blowing around.Blizzards are extremely dangerous because people can lose their way in the blinding snow. Strong winds and heavy snow may cause power outages where the power supply will be cut off. Snowstorms can create life-threatening situations. During a snowstorm, the combination of low temperatures and strong winds can result in very low wind chill values. During a snowstorm, people easily to get sick.
Floods- Very common natural disasters. Failure to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters could result in injury or death. Caused by rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflow from dams and other water systems. Flood outbreaks can also cause power outages, transport disruptions, building damage and landslides, so it's important to be prepared in advance.
It will cause damage to houses, and the occurrence of natural disasters such as tornadoes will cause houses to fall, which will be very dangerous to people，influence humans’ safety; secondly, it will cause power outages, and people will not be able to use electricity and cannot live normally.
Preparation in advance
Electricity- one solar power station needed, which is not affected by the weather and can generate electricity at any time to solve your diet and network problems. Once you have a solar power station, you can directly charge your mobile phone and computer, you will not be cut off from the online world, and you can contact emergency. In the event of a snowstorm, when the temperature is extremely low, it can provide power for your electric blanket to ensure that the indoor temperature is within the normal temperature range. Where there is a power station, there is electricity.
Food and water- Water and food are the most important part, you need at least a week's supply of food and water. And these foods need to be stored properly to avoid spoilage, remember to check the production date when buying food, and also need to check them regularly to make sure they are still intact.
Focus on the weather forecast. Before the disaster strikes, check whether the doors and windows are closed, whether there will be air leakage, and whether the outdoor clothes have been taken back. Put the fragile items at home in the locker, check and fix the furniture and accessories, and check whether the hanging objects like mirrors are fixed and not easy to fall.
Contingency planning needs to be done well in advance, and in the event of a sudden emergency, just outside your home, choose an emergency contact outside the area. Everyone should carry emergency contact information in writing and keep it on their phone. Make sure you and your family members have out-of-area emergency contacts on their cell phones. You need to adjust your emergency plan according to different situations!