Communities, families and individuals must know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a severe storm. Being prepared can reduce the fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families and individuals must know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They must be prepared to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to address their basic medical needs.
No one can prevent natural disasters. But you can prepare for them. Being prepared for a disaster before it occurs can help you protect yourself, your family and your home. That's why it's so important to spend time planning and preparation long before a disaster occurs.
The goal of disaster preparedness is to reduce the impact of disasters on vulnerable populations, prepare an organization for an influx of activity, and design a coordinated plan that reduces the waste of resources, time and effort.