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WHY PREPARE….AN ARTICLE FROM FEMA..

THERE ARE REAL BENEFITS TO BEING PREPARED…

• Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.
Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event
of a fi re and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to
evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care
for their basic medical needs.

• People also can reduce the impact of disasters (fl ood proofi ng, elevating a
home or moving a home out of harm’s way, and securing items that could
shake loose in an earthquake) and sometimes avoid the danger completely.
The need to prepare is real.

• Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster has
lasting effects, both to people and property.

• If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief
organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Local
responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus
their efforts elsewhere.

• You should know how to respond to severe weather or any disaster that could
occur in your area—hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme cold, fl ooding, or
terrorism.

• You should also be ready to be self-suffi cient for at least three days. This may
mean providing for your own shelter, fi rst aid, food, water, and sanitation.
Using this guide makes preparation practical.

• This guide was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), which is the agency responsible for responding to national disasters
and for helping state and local governments and individuals prepare for
emergencies. It contains step-by-step advice on how to prepare for, respond
to, and recover from disasters.

Survivormate Quake 3-Day Emergency Kit• Used in conjunction with information and instructions from local emergency
management offi ces and the American Red Cross, Are You Ready? will give you
what you need to be prepared.

2014 Chile and California Earthquakes

8.2 Magnitude Earthquake triggers Tsunami Warnings and Evacuations

Chile quakes and shakes as an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck 95 kilometres off the coast of Iquique. Tsunami warnings have been made and evacuations have been made all along Latin America’s coastlines, and even Hawaii was issued a tsunami advisory. Aftershocks even reached as high as 6.0. These shake-ups are happening more and more, and they are getting bigger and bigger, and Survivormate wants you to be prepared for when the next big quake hits your neighbourhood.

Do you have proper emergency preparedness equipment in your home or workplace? Survivormate is sure to provide you with handy items to help you get through the critical first 72 hours of an earthquake disaster.

Video from Global News.

Earthquakes Shake Los Angeles Area in California

A series of earthquakes rattled the Los Angeles area in California, starting with a 5.1 magnitude quake on March 28, 2014 that was followed by over 100 aftershocks and then a 4.1 magnitude quake the next day. California is earthquake country, and when the Big One hits, you will need the right emergency preparedness gear will help you get through the disaster. Survivormate offers the very best in the industry!

Video from CNN

Is the Big One around the corner for British Columbia?

Vancouver Skyline

Survivormate Quake – Emergency Preparedness Solved!

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