How To Prepare For Catastrophes

August 26, 2013 4:25 PM
How To Prepare For Catastrophes
" BOSTON (CBS) – We are smack in the middle of hurricane season. The Hurricane Center is forecasting an extremely active season this year.

They are calling for an above-normal season with the possibility that the season could be very active.

Thursday the 29th is the eighth year anniversary of Katrina, which was the most expensive natural disaster to ever hit the U.S. Hurricane Sandy which hit the northeast last October cost over $50 billion which gives it second place.

Natural disasters often happen quickly and are unpredictable. If you are told you had an hour to evacuate your home, what do you grab?

The kids, the pets, a few family pictures and medications anyone is taking. You’ll want your cell phone and a charger for the car as well as one you plug in. The computer back-up disk or just grab your laptop with a battery charger. If the kids are old enough let them pack their overnight bag stuffing into it what’s important to them including sensible shoes for everyone.

It’s a good idea to know where your most vital information is and hopefully it is easily accessible to toss in a Disaster Bag "

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