Even a small storm can have disastrous effects if you are unprepared. It is essential that you know the top ten survival tips for surviving any storm.
1.Don’t leave your house. The best way to beat a storm is to just wait it out. Your risk of injury goes up exponentially when you leave home.
2.Have a supply of food. Keep a few boxes of dried food around in case you can’t leave the house for a few days, but remain calm. Even in disasters, a little bit of food can last for weeks.
3.Have a plan for water. This may mean keeping jugs around for a while or having a system in place to obtain fresh water in case the water lines freeze or break.
4.Keep tools around. You may need to dig out your car or break off ice to open a door or secure parts of your house. Whatever it might be, you want to already have the right tools available.
5.Practice makes perfect. You remember those fire drills in school; well they weren’t just for show. Practicing your emergency response will makes beating storms go easier.
6.You better have a radio. Information is key to survival. A radio will allow you to know if another storm surge is coming and what to expect.
7.Flashlights and candles are needed. Your power will go out. You will need to see to prepare food and just to walk in general.
8.Don’t panic. When you panic everything can and will go wrong. If you need to, stop listening to radio reports or looking outside because the most important thing you can do is to stay calm.
9.Don’t get bored. Keep games, cards, or small projects around to keep you busy. Boredom can make a storm seem unsurvivable and lengthy.
10.Have fun. This can be a chance for a new experience even if disaster strikes. Take pictures and make this a chance to reconnect with your family. A storm doesn’t have to be disastrous and it can actually be beneficial.