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Thursday, June 4, 2009

When Disaster Strikes

by Lucy Lockett

We don’t always get a warning before a disaster so isn’t it time YOU got ready? Are you prepared for a civil emergency? Is your family going to survive?

Over the last five years we have witnessed several horrendous natural disasters – Hurricane Katrina, The Tsunami in the Pacific, flooding in China, New Zealand, The USA, England and Europe. Our weather patterns have changed while scientists fight the politicians as to ‘reasons why’ this is happening; we are left having to endure the effects of the aftermath.

It is time to take control of your own security and survival. You need to gather some of the basic essentials and keep them some where that is easy to access in case you need to get out quickly.

A survival kit consists of:

Water – 5 litres per day per person
A gas cooker
Warm clothing
Tinned food and an opener
Radio, cellphone, torch, matches or lighter
A pot and picnic set
A tent

This will get you by until help arrives or you know what the next step is to take.

Good Luck.

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