Risk assessment for Disasters

We have established the WHY and the WHEN we need to prepare.


The next logical step is to address the: WHAT, WHO and WHERE of our Preparedness Plan.  After we have the answers to those questions, we can move to the HOW; the actual building of the Plan.

A RISK ASSESSMENT is a 3 Step Process that will identify:

  • What you are preparing for. What types of disasters have the highest probability of having an impact on you.
  • Who you are preparing for. Who are the people you want to protect. What (if any) special needs will you need to address (i.e. medications, medical devices, special diets, transportation, etc.). and what skills or traits each member may have so that they can be utilized as you plan and develop your “Family Disaster Team”.
  • Where you are preparing for. The type of living structure you live in: House, Apartment, High-Rise, etc.  Do you live in the city, suburbs, or out in a rural setting?  What are your access levels to roads, interstates, and various transportation modes?  Do you live near a large body of water or in the mountains?  Your location will have an impact in how you will need to prepare.

This may sound like a lot of work – don’t get discouraged.  We know that you are very busy with your job, running your household and you need time for your family – time is a very precious commodity in your busy daily schedule. 

Practical Disaster Planning respects your time and has developed a system for you to address all of your preparedness tasks in the most time efficient manner, while not overlooking any key areas of your Disaster Plan.

We have done a lot of research into these topics and have found many resources that help you answer these questions in a logic step-by-step method. 

If you just follow the program you will find it is not difficult and only requires a minimal amount of time to protect the safety and well-being of your loved ones. 

It actually will save you time by focusing your attention only where it is necessary.

The TIME you invest in your Disaster Plan now – will be invaluable when the TIME comes for you to use it.

To make it easy for you to determine exactly which disaster types have the highest chances of impacting your location; we put together a simple 1-page document that helps you keep track of your findings as you progress through the program. Click on the Green Button below to get your Risk Assessment Form.

Click Here to Get Your Risk Assessment Form

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