disasters

@lowloy (316)
United States
October 19, 2010 4:54pm CST
If a disaster hit your community or residence would you be ready for it? Do you have a safe place to go? Do you have a kit that is available for a disaster? If you have a kit what does it contain; emergency radio; food for three days; first aid kit; flash light; ...
6 responses
@ajosh319 (100)
• Philippines
20 Oct 10
I as a member of our community is not sure if our community would be ready if a disaster strikes us God forbid. Even in minor accidents our people doesn't even don't know what to do or what is the best thing to do. I just hope that the higher authorities should often conduct a public awareness program regarding this matter to help prepare and equip the community people the knowledge in dealing with this kind of situation.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
20 Oct 10
All of the times that we came perilously close to one actually hitting around these parts, it would be kind of foolish not to be ready for anything. There are plans, safe places to go, all of that. Of course, I hope that it never actually happens, because let's face it. You can have all of the plans in the world and all of the safety measures, but when dealing with an actual disaster, that is another matter entirely. It will cause even the most strong willed person to freeze up. Still with that fact in mind, I am prepared or at least as prepared as I can be. Granted, there are certain things where if a disaster really and truly does hit, it might not be safe anywhere, given some of the damage that these things tend to cause to places that are sadly not that far away. Still best to be prepared, especially considering how it was very close.
• Philippines
20 Oct 10
Being prepared is one thing. if you encounter disaster. you cant do anything except hide and pray. that's the best thing you can do. prayer is the only way that can save you. so before preparing anything else be sure that you prepared the most important of all.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
19 Oct 10
I have an emergency kit in the garage and by my door... it's not complete but it has most of the things we would need. But i don't think I would know what to do in an actual disaster, like an earthquake... I would panic and go insane... I don't know where the safest place would be in my home either.
@vijay12 (1643)
• India
19 Oct 10
It will be better to be prepared in disaster-prone areas.But in areas which are generally disaster-free,preparation is difficult.For example in the case of the present economic disaster and food shortage that is being anticipated,one can be prepared to a certain extent.But,capacity for endurance,mental and physical agility, Physical fitness and spiritual strength,are some of the most needed things,in any circumstance to meet a disaster head-on.
@DertyJ (193)
• United States
19 Oct 10
I am pretty lucky up here in Maine we don't really get natural disasters only a blizzard every now and then and a close hurricane that ends up being a tropical storm mostly. So I have a basement that would be about my only protection from a natural disaster but I do not need to worry because we never get natural disasters. That is one of the things I like about Maine.