Civil unrest is a real concern when planning for an emergency event. Any of us may find ourselves in a large city, where violence is more likely, when visiting family, enjoying a vacation or interviewing for a new job and we must be prepared to act should we be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately forty six percent of poisonings occur in children younger than 6 years old. There are currently fifty-five poison control centers in the United States and they receive nearly three million calls each year. Practice calling poison control with your children should help ever be needed. Children may be home with siblings or babysitting when a poisoning occurs. Arm them with information.
With the launch of the “How To” channel on YouTube, the Church is providing access to practical content about a wide range of subjects including emergency preparedness and food storage. In the channel’s newest food storage video, learn how to gradually build up food storage, even in a small space.
Unfortunately we have become all too aware of school safety concerns the last few weeks. Now is the time to ask the question, “How safe are my children at school?”. Do a little research now and spend some time discussing as a family, what will happen if there is an emergency while the children are at school?
During a time of stress it is so important to have some ideas ready to help alleviate times of boredom and sometimes fear. Carefully ready thru the suggestions below and prepare now by purchasing items you will need. All of these will be great in a hotel room or evacuation center. You may even be able to help other families survive their evacuation experience.
Not sure what to do? Check your binder. Here are some answers to important questions that have come up during the recent natural disasters along with links to articles you can print and have available for when you need the information most.