The United Nations reported; “The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are: United States, China, India, Philippines, and Indonesia.”

Source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52627#.VtnY8fkrK_5

 

  • 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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