MIAMI , FL, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — We live under shelters and buy insurance policies for these shelters because we want to minimize the damage and impact of catastrophic events. According to Haim Geri, a lead instructor at Force IMI and an SVP of Academic & Professional Development, we cannot prevent natural disasters from happening, but we can prepare for them. So how do you ensure that you and your family are safe during such events? Haim Geri shares some useful tips on how you can handle a catastrophic event.
You may never know when a disaster will come knocking unless you tune in to local authorities to get information, notes Haim Geri. While some disasters come unannounced, most disasters have warning signs such as flash floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires. Geri recommends staying updated all through to ensure that you are prepared for the event. Information is one of the most potent ways of dealing with disaster. When a community is informed, they can tackle the problem head-on, before it becomes too destructive.
Communicate where you are
Haim Geri also advises residents to make sure they are in touch with family and friends. This helps in several ways, such as reducing anxiety that you could be in danger. In the event of a flood or hurricane, call someone outside the affected zone and let them know where you are or where you are going, says Haim Geri. This will help them trace you or warn you if you are in danger.
Know the warning signs
Once you have learned about an impending disaster, the next step is to ensure that you can tell the signs of a disaster. Some signs could be warning you to leave your premises or evacuate your family before the worst happens. Signs also help you prepare your home or the area you expect to be affected, notes Haim Geri. For instance, if you are expecting a flooding event to happen, the warning signs would start from the clouds as well as thunder and lightning. According to Haim Geri, there are also other signs that scientists check to know how soon the event will happen. If you have already seen the signs, then there is no time to wait. Act as fast as possible and flee the area before it is too late.
Have an exit plan
Natural disasters must be approached with an exit plan. If you wait for the government to save you, it might be too late, asserts Haim Geri. According to the instructor, you should already have a plan A or B on how you are going to keep yourself and others safe. For floods, which is the most common disaster in America, you can create a small boat and pack it with enough supplies to get you to a safe place in case the government does not get to you on time. Haim Geri also recommends creating a semi-permanent structure and moving your belongings there if you expect property destruction.
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