If the devastating fires and hurricanes of 2017 and 2018 taught us anything, it's the importance of being prepared. While you can't predict when and where the next disaster will happen, you can do your best to be prepared for it. National Preparedness Month acknowledges our need to focus on planning, preparation and safety in case of an emergency. Let's take a look at disaster preparedness with these five articles.
You can read these articles using CPL's Online Resources, but I've also noted if an article is available freely on the web.
"We Will Survive" by Monica Corcoran Harel
Marie Claire, June 20, 2017 (also available on the Marie Claire website)
Who can you depend on in a disaster? That's one of the questions you'll be asking yourself after reading this article. One woman is shocked by the realization that she and her husband are utterly unprepared for any disaster after a terrifying experience and decides to make changes.
"How to Pack an Emergency Kit for Any Disaster" by Kenneth R. Rosen
New York Times, July 3, 2017 (also available on The New York Times Website)
Not sure what supplies you would need in an emergency situation? This article teaches you how to pack an emergency kit.
"September Is National Preparedness Month: Time for Planning Ahead" by Kane County Health Department
Daily Herald, September 13, 2017 (also available on The Daily Herald website)
Planning ahead for any risks and threats is what National Preparedness Month is all about. The Kane County Health Department offers helpful advice on preparing for any disaster.
"How to Survive a Natural Disaster"
Popular Mechanics, March 2018
With natural disasters happening more frequently each year, knowing what to expect can help you in life-threatening situations. This article discusses five life-threatening scenarios and provides advice for facing them.
"How to Prepare Your Home for Weather-Related Disasters" by Paul Pogue
Chicago Tribune, May 24, 2018
Planning is key to survival in any weather-related emergency situation. This article provides tips on what preparations to make ahead to minimize damage and safety risks in your home.