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Ready for Disaster?

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 06:09 AM
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Are You Ready for a Disaster? What you might be overlooking by Judith Kolberg

Recently I was interviewed by Bonnie McCarthy of the Los Angeles Times for National Preparedness Month. Along with 2 other experts I shared my thoughts on a few things that you might overlook when preparing for an emergency or disaster. You can read the article in its entirety here.

 

Organize for Disaster by Judith Kolberg, fileheads.net

 

If you want to learn more ways to protect your family and home in the event of a disaster, I recommend my book, Organize for Disaster: Prepare Your Family and Your Home for Any Natural or Unnatural Disaster.

 

 

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Organize for Disaster

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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As I listen to this morning’s ominous weather forecast, I am reminded that “organization” has countless beneficial applications. Being able to access what we need when we need it, setting priorities, planning ahead — core elements of organizing, can be applied to every aspect of life yielding productivity, effectiveness and efficiency. Another benefit of organization is that it allows a person time to think. During a disaster, when confusion and fear is high, clear headedness can be the difference between life and death. When I provide disaster services to my clients I emphasize that being disaster prepared is about clear-headedness and self-reliance. Here are simple, mainstream ways to get disaster prepared, not in the heat of the moment, but planned in advance.

  • While you’re organizing your taxes or preparing for vacation, copy vital documents and store them offsite.
  • When you organize the pantry, isolate a section of food that can be prepared without heat.
  • When you spring clean, find a logical place for flashlights, batteries, and extra bottled water. Clear out clutter on the stairs and near the windows that could obstruct a rapid escape.
  • When you organize electronic files, download essential files to a disc and secure it offsite.
  • When you organize the basement, mark the gas, water, electric, and other utility on and off mechanisms with clear labels.
  • When you schedule your vacation, schedule time to create a family communication plan.
  • When you organize photographs, make excellent copies of heritage photographs. Display the copies and store and protect the originals.

Consult Organize for Disaster: Prepare Your Family and Your Home for Any Natural or Unnatural Disaster for more information or go to the American Red Cross .

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