Resilience measure: Family emergency planning


Disasters and emergencies such as floods can affect people in any part of the world and at any time of the year, swiftly and without warning. Even small events, such as a power outage, can quickly have disastrous effects for a family that is not prepared. Families must work together to prepare for unexpected situations. Family emergency planning can be the key to surviving an emergency. Family emergency planning includes all actions necessary to be implemented by all members of the family, prior during and after a flood event which will ensure that family will be ready for a disaster whether the members are at home or not. Specifically, family emergency planning would include: creation of a family disaster supply kit, development of a family preparedness plan, identification of a local or/and regional meeting place and practice of the family plan (FEMA, 2011, p. 1).

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Crisis management and raising of peoples awareness.

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Last modified: Sept. 16, 2016, 9:41 a.m.