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    How to survive an earthquake

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    1. Look around your house for things that could fall or move and secure them. Tall and heavy furniture could topple over, such as bookcases, china cabinets or wall units. Hang heavy pictures and mirrors away from beds, couches, and anywhere people sit. Keep breakables or heavy objects on bottom shelves. 2. Keep away of windows, fireplaces, or appliances if a quake hits. The kitchen is a dangerous place, with large appliances that could fall over or be pushed violently from walls and floors; knife sets that could be knocked from counters and natural gas lines that could suddenly sprout leaks and fill your kitchen with explosive gas fumes (if a spark occurs, your kitchen would be the first place to erupt in flames) 3. Stay away…

    How to survive a Tornado

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    Tornadoes carry winds up to 480 km/h–winds that can level buildings and carry cars through the air 25 m or more–they are also often accompanied by lightning, heavy rains (and flash floods), and hail. * At the first sign of a tornado, or if a tornado warning has been issued, stop whatever you’re doing and seek appropriate shelter immediately, even if you don’t see a tornado. * If you can’t get to a shelter or even a basement, designate a safe place near the center of your home. Consider an indoor closet or location under the staircase – someplace away from windows. * Stay low and cover your head. * Make a list and gather useful items, such as : * Water (1 gallon/person/day) *…

    How to survive a nuclear attack

    How to survive a nuclear attack

    1. Make a plan. If a nuclear attack does happen, it won’t be safe to venture outside for food — you should plan on staying in your shelter for a minimum of 200 hours (8-9 days). Under no circumstances leave the shelter in the first forty-eight hours Having food and medical supplies on-hand can put your mind at-ease, and allow you to focus on other aspects of survival 2. Stock up on non-perishable food and water. Non-perishables can last several years, whether it’s in storage or in sustaining you after an attack White rice, wheat, beans, sugar,honey, Oats, pasta, powdered milk, dried fruits and vegetables. And make sure you have a can opener for canned items. A water supply must be kept in food-grade plastic containers….

    How to Survive a Hurricane

    A hurricane is defined as any tropical or subtropical storm with winds above 119 km/h. These storms can develop suddenly usually late summer to early fall, so you should be ready at all times. To survive one, you must prepare beforehand, how to weather the storm, and what precautions you’ll need to take when it’s over. Planning Before a Hurricane * Secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. * Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure in order to reduce roof damage. * Trim trees and shrubs around your home * Prevent misdirected flooding by clearing loose and clogged rain gutters Determine how and where to secure your boat. * Consider building a…

    How to survive a Cyclone

    Cyclones are giant, spinning, whirlwind storms. In order for a cyclone to be identified as a cyclone, it must be travelling over 119 km per hour and it must have been formed over the ocean in a tropical region. These great storms are usually dangerous and can cause damage to everything in their path. A cyclone will often bring with it heavy rains that can cause flooding. In order for a cyclone to form, the ocean waters need to be warm, at least 26°C. Above the warm ocean, water evaporates and forms clouds. If there is low air pressure where the clouds are formed, it pulls them in and they begin to rotate. It is the earth rotating and spinning on its axis that causes…

    How to live through a Tsunami

    This is a rough guide for someone who lives in a Tsunami Zone, where there is a bigger possibility to be hit by a Tsunami. It can happen after an earthquake and depending on where you in relation to the epicenter of the earthquake the intensity may be differentThe further you are from the earthquake the more time you have to prepare. If you are near the waves and the water pulls away you must immediately leave as far as you can. The safest zones are usually high grounds away from the water’s edge. Curiosity always kills the cat, so do not approach until you are told it is safe. Basic things for your survival include a portable radio, first aid kit, food, water and personal…

    A typical go bag

    What is a go bag? A bag with essentials for a case of an emergency. It is used for earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and similar disasters. Let’s take a look at what it usually consists of. Not every pack will have all these items. You’ll need to decide what you want. Remember that if it’s too heavy this will slow you down and you might not be able to move around Documents These may include insurance papers, important files, and maybe some family photographs. It is better if you can put all of this on a disc or external drive from your computer so you will have more space in your bag. Water and Food A person needs about a gallon of water per day but…