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Disaster Preparedness Tips and Resources

 

We at Somebody Cares are prepared to respond to those in crises and affected by disaster. The late Dr. Ed Cole used to say, “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” Throughout the local, regional, and international disasters of the past few years, we learned a lot, through the grace of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

There is a sense of urgency now, however, that at any given time anything could happen and the church must be prepared. We can and should as the body of Christ be the first responders, ultimately becoming a tangible expression of Christ’s love. Any human tragedy, from a national disaster to an individual crisis, such as a family who losing their home in a fire, needs that touch of God’s love.

We often quote Luke 21:13, that these disasters are an occasion for our testimony. We believe that by preparing YOU for possible disasters that might hit your area, the damage and loss can be greatly reduced, and we can equip you to be a true light of Christ to others in times of crisis.

We have a team that is passionately dedicated to helping you, and we want to give you some tips and links to getting prepared!

 

TIPS AND LINKS

 

Preparing Yourself and Your Family:

Grab & Go Kit >> A list to help you assemble a Grab & Go kit for your family.

http://www.preparednesspeace.com/ >> Get your home and family prepared!

http://beprepared.com/emergency-preparedness-plan-for-your-family

 

General Preparedness Information:

http://www.americanfamilysafety.com/emergency-preparedness/safety/tips/ >> Preparedness tips

http://yourlocalsecurity.com/natural-disaster-safety >> Tips to protect your home from a natural disaster

 

Disaster-Specific Information:

https://www.usaa.com/inet/pages/advice-disaster-protecthomefromwildfires >> Protecting your home from wildfires

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php >> Preparing for hurricanes

http://tremor.nmt.edu/faq/prepare.html >> What you can do to prepare for an earthquake

 

State-Specific Information:

www.ready.gov/today >> Click on a state for an example of a disaster in that state along with common disasters and how to prepare for them

 

After A Disaster:

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ >> How to apply for assistance post-disaster

https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php >> Locate loved ones post-disaster

 

For more resources, you can visit our e-store or call  us 713.621.1498. Please also consider helping those affected by disaster right now!