The United Nations reported; “The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are: United States, China, India, Philippines, and Indonesia.”
Do you know the most likely types of disasters that can impact you?
Do you know the dangers associated with these types of disasters?
Are you prepared to protect yourself and family from those dangers?
The United Nations did an extensive study on the impact that disasters have had during the past 20 years.
- 606,000 people have lost their lives.
- 1 Billion people have been either injured or left homeless.
- 87 million homes were destroyed or damaged.
- $1.9 Trillion in Financial Losses.
Does your disaster plan address these most common types of disasters?
Weather related disasters are the most common type of disaster – making up 90% of the total disasters. Of those disasters, the biggest killers are:
What is our take away from this article and how can we use it for our family disaster plan?
Knowing that 90% of disasters are weather related may not be a NEWS FLASH to you. But what we should do is take this information and leverage it for our own personal protection. This UN report is based upon recorded historical data – and history will repeat itself.
So, what can we take away from this article?
- The United States is a high risk area for disasters. Just because you may not have been impacted by a disaster, [YET], doesn’t mean that you won’t be in the future.
- Floods, Storms and Heat Waves are the biggest killers.
- Know your risk levels from these common killers.
- Know the most likely dangers you will face from these disasters.
- Know the steps you need to take to protect yourself and family from those dangers.
- Have a plan, know how to work your plan, and make sure your plan is adequately supplied so that you can protect yourself and your family’s basic survival needs when a disaster does impact your area.
Read the entire story here: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52627#.VtnY8fkrK_5
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