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 and Go Kit >> A list to help you assembly a Grab and Go kit for your family.
http://www.preparednesspeace.com/ >> Get your home and family prepared!
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
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
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