Home Security & Disaster Planning
When it comes to severe storms, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes or other disasters, all states are at risk, including Ohio. Some states are more at risk than others, but all states and communities are at risk for burglaries or violent crimes to varying degrees. City-data.com is an excellent place to look for local community information or call the local police department.
Know Your Risks and Plan Ahead
Performing the due diligence and understanding the potential for natural disasters or crime will help you prepare for unfortunate events.
Family Survival Planning Tips
Protecting the safety and security of your home and your family during an unexpected disaster such as a tornado, flood, fire, or home invasion requires preparing for the worst. Thorough family survival planning can literally be the difference between life and death.
The following are three home security and family survival planning tips that have the potential to save your life or the life of a family member.
1. Know your risks.
Preparing ahead requires understanding the risks that pose the greatest danger to your home and your family. When determining your risks, be sure to evaluate the potential for both natural and man-made disasters. This includes assessing your home security risks from a crime perspective. This is especially true if you live in a city with high crime rates.
2. Have a thorough family survival plan in place.
A proper family survival plan accounts for every scenario that poses a risk to you and your family. Put your emergency plan in writing and list the steps every member in your household should take in any given situation. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of nearby family, friends, and other emergency contacts should also be included. Be sure to review your family survival plan with each member of your household, including your children.
3. Supply your family with what it needs to survive a disaster.
In addition to stocking your home with an emergency supply of water, food, clothing, first aid kits, and other supplies, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends building a safe room for protection. A properly constructed residential safe room can serve as a secure and protective refuge for you and your family against a number of natural and man-made disasters—including a dangerous home intruder.
A vital part of home security is planning ahead. Whether it be a natural disaster, civil unrest, or a violent home criminal, you and your family can't afford to be without a survival plan.
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