April 29, 2016

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The 2016 Ecuador Earthquake: The Importance of Preparedness

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador leaving at least 659 people deceased and 27,732 people injured. Events like these remind us how serious and unexpected natural disasters can be, making proper emergency preparedness a top priority for families both large and small.

The fact of the matter is, despite where we live in the world, we are not immune to the many types of natural disasters that exist. The only true way to increase survival for you and your family is to take the steps necessary to be prepared for certain post-disaster circumstances.


Post-disaster circumstances:

Injury

Have a First Aid Kit included in all of your preparedness kits and make sure it includes enough supplies for each of your household members. Always include extra medication and update your kits often keeping in mind expiration dates. 

Lack of food source

Your prep kit should include enough food and water to last each of your family members at least three days. Keep in mind nutritional needs for each person, and food allergies. 

Lack of Electricity

We tend to rely on electricity quite a bit, but in the event of a natural disaster, electricity may be not up and running. Customize your prep kit to include extra batteries, glow sticks, and/or solar powered devices.


Remember- natural disasters cannot be avoided, but they can be prepared against. Let us help you begin your preparedness journey with a 4-person prep kit found here, stay safe! 






Susie Plascencia
Susie Plascencia

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