emergency preparingno one really is prepared for an emergency, but there are steps you can take to be sure you are as prepared as you can possibly be for whatever kind of emergency should come your way.

Did you know that over 750,000 Americans live near a volcano? Do you know what to do if one erupts near you? Many of us have pets and we consider them part of our family. If an emergency happened, would you know what to do to secure your pet against harm? Since according to the SPCA over half of the people they interviewed said they would refuse to leave their pet behind in the case of an emergency, it might be a good idea to know just what you need to do if something happened and you had to evacuate your home.

These are the kinds of life and death decisions people make every day in emergency situations, and they make better decisions if they have done some emergency preparing about what they would need to do ahead of time. We learned from Hurricane Katrina just how vulnerable we all are, and there are all kinds of drastic weather conditions around the world even as I write this. Heat waves in Europe, hurricanes in Florida, ice storms in New York, the list is endless. The way to be ready is to know what you need to do for emergency planning and then try and be prepared for anything that can possibly come your way.

emergency planningIf you are just starting to think about this, and are considering moving from the big city to somewhere more rural, you will want to read our moving from city to country handbook first. It will give you the lowdown from someone who knows about what you need to consider for that big move out. If you have pets we have several guides to choose from including a pet disaster preparedness guide from a national pet sitter organization. It will walk you through every kind of disaster you can imagine and how to consider your pets when organizing your preparations. Finally, we have a family emergency plan that is written by Homeland Security to help everyone plan for a safe and secure future no matter what kind of emergency should happen.

Because we live in a time of upheaval, we all want to be prepared for the unexpected. Whether it is a hurricane, tornado or national emergency situation, we can all do our part with emergency planning. Know what the evacuation plans are in your area, make sure your family has a plan for meeting together during an emergency, and know what your options are before it happens.

Emergencies never happen when we want them to, so it pays to do emergency preparing and lucky for all of us there are plenty of guides out there that can help us be ready should disaster strike.



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