If there’s one thing we know how to handle here at Celeb Dirty Laundry, it’s a disaster. However, most of them are concerned with the Celeb World (i.e. the mess that is Brandi Glanville & LeAnn Rimes, the ongoing romantic pains between RPattz & KStew; Eva Longoria’s lack of underwear and the promotion of wardrobe malfunctions). At the end of the day, these situations are so insanely insignificant in magnitude when compared to something like the deadly tornado strikes that have recently occurred. Sometimes, the world opens our eyes, and it causes us to pause, to think, to wonder about how we can all better protect ourselves.
In light of the horrible tragedy that struck the Midwest this past May, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a moment to pause for those families who lost so much and give you a few tips & tricks to prepare your lives should a natural disaster strike near you or your loved ones.
In Canada, there’s a greater chance that a tornado will strike in southern Quebec, Atlantic Canada, or the Prairies, so it’s so important that you, your family, and all your loved ones are in the know. Because first and foremost, knowing and establishing safety precautions saves lives.
So how can you prepare yourselves for a disaster? What steps can be taken to increase insurance levels should an unfortunate event take place near or around you? Check out our tips below!
- Take some time out of your busy life to assemble an emergency supply kit. Be sure to include things such as water, battery-powered radio, flashlight, batteries, non-perishable foods, first aid kit, shoes for each family member, cash, and any special items (medications, life-sustaining equipment, etc.). If you’d like a more thorough list, consider checking out the following website: www.getprepared.ca.
- Disaster proof your home and surrounding environment. You can significantly reduce risk of damage by installing impact-resistant windows and anchoring heavy items with the potential of becoming dangerous flying debris.
- Take a detailed home inventory for insurance purposes.
Those are just a few tips; however, by no means (no means!) is that even close to being an exhaustive list. In our call to action — a call to help you and your loved ones becoming more aware — we’d like to extend our comment section below for you to discuss what measures you’ve taken to help decrease risk in the occasion of a natural disaster. Feel free to share your personal stories as well!
If you read this article, you now have a mission: Tell one person (and definitely more people!) you care about how he/she could better prepare for a natural disaster.
Spread the word!