Disaster - a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, such as a flood, airplane crash, business failure, EMP, Nuclear War or Climate Change.
The key words here are calamitous event, suddenly, great loss of life, damage, and hardship. When it is described this way, it becomes clear why we are interested in mitigating the hardship caused by the crisis.
There are five categories of Disasters and they can be very broad:
To explore these disasters, click on the one you would like to read more about.
Below is a list of worksheets to print and keep in a binder in case we experience a disaster that includes losing our Grid (not having electricity, the internet, cell phones, or anything that would help you find out what you are suppose to do when disaster hits).
- Food storage list
- Telephone numbers (just in case the phones start working again)
- Important papers
- Home assessment
- Home hazards checklist
- List of medications/allergies
- Leave behind note
- Personalized DP (Disaster Preparedness) plan