Disaster Readiness for others

Simple and convenient steps you can take to protect parents and children living on their own, but who wont prepare for themselves. This is especially important if they have limitations.
Updated 06mar16

Power outages, fires, floods, earthquakes, wind, and storms can interrupt utilities, phones, stores, ATMs, and travel. They can be forced to leave their home because of flooding, sewage backflow, fire, chemical accident, or terrorist threat. This is an inexpensive common sense preparation document.

The large disaster relief organizations can provide basic relief for a lot of people, but need a few days to get set up. It would be good if your loved ones could handle problems on their own for 3 days to a week. Assume that no medications or supplies will be available.

Don't buy any survival kits or anything you are not familiar with. After the power goes out is not the time to try something out. Don't waste your money buying "special survival food". It will probably get old before its needed.

This is not a complete guide to preparation; it is only to give you a starting place. Experience, training and special equipment provide better preparation. And nothing is better than common sense (which doesn't seem to be very common).

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Click here for detailed preparations Click here for the short version Click here if you live
with your parents



Preparations for others


Preparation for them


Preparation for their home


Other preparation



Your loved one's preparation needs will differ. Go over this list once a year to make sure they are still prepared.



See also

More details
Home emergency kits
For kids Zip kits
Preparing at work 72-hour kits
Preparing your car During & afterwards
Spiritual disaster readiness
Scarves <coming soon>
House Fire Prevention


This information was downloaded from http://www.FamilyReady.org