Natural Disaster Preparedness

Natural Disaster Preparedness

How To Stay Safe In Your Home?

Around 350 weather-related catastrophes were recorded between 2005 and 2017. The top five countries most affected during this time period were the United States, China, India, Philippines, and Indonesia. So It’s no surprise that now more than ever people are looking into the subject of natural disaster preparedness.

In most cases, natural disasters are events that are beyond our control. Sometimes we can receive an early warning of a natural disaster happening but often we don’t. Mother nature remains in control and natural disasters continue to cause severe damage and loss of life. When natural disasters hit highly populated areas, the damage they cause is devastating.

For example, on the 24 August 2016 an earthquake hit central Italy resulting in 299 fatalities, 388 injured and reportedly 4,500 people made homeless. On the 29th of March 2014, a devastating landslide happened in Oso, Washington which was caused by soil saturation due to heavy rainfall. Sadly this landslide caused 43 deaths and considerable damage to property.

The deadliest earthquake on record is the 1556 Shaanxi earthquake or Huaxian earthquake which resulted in the catastrophic loss of life Killing about 830,000 people.

The following infographic offers some tips that can help homeowners to stay safe at home if a natural disaster strikes. It includes natural disaster preparedness tips for immediate actions that can be taken and some precautionary measures to take when building a home.

 




Natural Disaster Preparedness Info-graphic

 

Natural Disaster Preparedness – Summary

The infographic above was kindly provided to Prepper Bits by Keys90.com. It includes natural disaster preparedness tips to help homeowners to stay safe at home if a natural disaster strikes. If you have any of your own tips you would like to share with Prepper Bits Readers. You can provide them in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “Natural Disaster Preparedness – How To Stay Safe In Your Home?”

  1. “The deadliest earthquake on record is the 1556 Shaanxi earthquake or Huaxian earthquake which resulted in the catastrophic loss of life Killing about 830,000 people”
    What, with all the precise census’ of the day you couldn’t be more precise than “about” 830,000??

    1. Hi Vocalpatriot

      Thanks for your comment, I’m not sure I get where your coming from though.

      The word “about” was used as an adverb, where it can be used in front of a number to show that the number is not exact. I suppose I could have used “estimated” or “approximately” as alternatives.

      The reason I did not state the amount of 830,000 as precise was because none of the resources I used stated it was an exact figure. For example:

      https://www.britannica.com/event/Shaanxi-province-earthquake-of-1556

      “The earthquake (estimated at magnitude 8) struck Shaanxi and neighbouring Shanxi province to the east early on Jan. 23, 1556, killing or injuring an estimated 830,000 people”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1556_Shaanxi_earthquake

      ” killing approximately 830,000 people”

      http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadliest-earthquake-in-history-rocks-china

      “On this day in 1556, an earthquake in Shaanxi, China, kills an estimated 830,000 people”

      http://www.newhistorian.com/deadliest-earthquake-hits-china/2776/

      “estimates for the death toll in the Jiajing earthquake generally fall somewhere between 820,000 and 830,000 fatalities”

      I haven’t come across details of a census from the time period, if you have a link I would be interested to learn more.

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