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Family Disaster Planning Tips

Written by  Jeffrey Heisner April 25, 2014

A parent’s worst fear is that a disaster can strike that will affect their family, and I believe this concern is fully understandable. After working as a disaster recovery specialist for several years, I have seen just how much a community can change after being hit by a regional catastrophe. The unfortunate thing about natural disasters is that they cannot be controlled. Humanity is at the mercy of Mother Nature when a storm or other disaster hits. The best thing that citizens can do is to take the proper precautions so that they are not left unprepared in the event of an emergency. There are several steps to follow when it comes to preparing for a disaster. The first thing that a family should do is find out to what disasters are they most susceptible. By checking with the local American Red Cross or their town’s emergency management office, people can