Nature fights back: How to prepare yourself when bad weather hits
We’re all witnesses of more frequent natural disasters recently. And that’s why we decided to write an article about protection when bad weather hits.
As we may notice, nature is finally starting to fight humanity back. And as disturbing as it sounds, she has the right. However, not all are guilty of her anger.
For those who feel like they aren’t guilty and want to protect themselves when bad weather hits, keep reading. We will teach you a few tips on how to protect yourself from natural disasters. Especially if you like in an area that may be affected by a natural disaster in future.
Protect people and animals before property and money
Think ahead and make a plan to keep your family and pets safe. Practice the plan if you need to and make sure you are prepared when bad weather arrives. Purchase a portable radio and don’t forget about extra batteries to inform about the current weather state before and during the natural disaster. And most important of all, if the worst happens, always protect people and animals before property and money. Your material status is worth nothing to nature.
Be prepared with water and food supplies, as well as medication and blankets
Make emergency preparations. By that we mean you must be prepared with water and food supplies for at least three days. However, don’t forget the medications, blankets, clothes, candles, food, and water for pets.
Secure your documentation and important paperwork
Although these things won’t come to your mind during a natural disaster, it’s always a good idea to secure them. Having your passports, insurance policies, titles, marriage and birth certificates, deeds will ease up your life after the disaster passes. They will also help you identify yourself or escape if the situation becomes hopeless.
Research your home and patio and make sure you remove everything that can be easily moved by the storm
Aside from keeping all the house objects down, you might consider checking on your trees as well. They can act like flying objects and harm you or someone else in high winds or floods. Consider hiring professionals to cut the trees or do it yourself if you have the proper tools and skills.
Learn how to safely turn off the water supply, electricity or gas in your home
If you don’t know how to safely turn off your home’s utilities, learn to be prepared if necessary. If your home is flooded while the electricity is still on, leave your home immediately and ask for help. Same goes for the gas. If you detect a gas leak, leave the house immediately and search for a safe shelter.
Protect yourself and your family of possible injuries by protecting the windows
Board up or tape up your house windows if you don’t have protective coverings. Although tape won’t stop the glass from breaking, it will significantly minimize the flying pieces of broken window glass.
Gas up your vehicle and park it in a safe place
Fill up the gas tanks of your car or trunk and park it somewhere safe. Make sure you have a clear way to the vehicle so you could leave your home if necessary.