Over the past few weeks thousands of homes have been lost to disasters, most due to fires. Unfortunately, this can, and statistically will, happen to you. Following a disaster life will never be the same but in time it can be even better if handled well.
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The thought of having to evacuate is not a pleasant one. The thought of contracting the flu is not pleasant either, but we have tissues and medications on hand just in case. Studies have shown that those who think about a challenge ahead of time are far more likely to survive and even thrive, than those who have chosen not to consider the possibility.
We dreamed of a home on the Big Island of Hawaii and after carefully planning and preparation, that dream came true. But after only six years of having it, we lost our home to the Pahoehoe lava of Kileaua on May 28th. Here are some of the ways we were gratefully prepared and some of the things we wish we wouldn't done differently during this unexpected disaster.
It is terrifying to wake up in the middle of the night and realize someone is in your home. It is just as terrifying to hear someone in your home during the day, yes many thefts occur during the day. Always have a contingency plan that is well thought out. It's okay to walk around the house and create scenarios. It's not being paranoid, it's being prepared. Teach your children to do the same and walk thru scenarios with them. Here are some suggestions.
As members of the Church, we are not only concerned about emergency preparedness and response but also becoming self-reliant, capable of taking care of our family, under all circumstances. When planning for summer activities, prevention is the best plan for keeping family safe.
Now is a time to consider the dangers we all face during the summer months guaranteeing our summer can be a time we reflect on with joy and not regrets. The most serious of the summertime dangers are heat and the sun itself. Here's how you can recognize serious symptoms and treat them before they become an even bigger problem.