According to a recent press release, CSA International, a leading testing and certification company out of North America, has provided people who have experienced disasters such as storms, floods, hurricanes, or other breath taking events, some tips to help ease the pain associated with these disasters.
CSA International wants victims of these types of disasters to recover the quickest and most efficient way possible. The most important thing a person can do once a storm passes is to not immediately return to one’s home until they have been told to by local authorities. It is important to always follow all the instructions by local emergency personnel. Always be prepared for such catastrophic disasters by having a safety kit on hand which should include both safety apparel and equipment that should be certified.
After a disaster strikes, this kit will be very important in your survival so it is important that your kit will supply you with all the essentials. You will need protection from impact injuries, electric shock, as well as puncture. This is why you should contain some type of certified protective footwear in your kit, as well as gloves and head ware to add to your protection.
In your kit, you should also have a type of mask that will protect you if there ever was a tragedy that involves airborne biological hazards. This mask will be very important to your survival in this type of scenario.
Other more obvious items that your kit should contain are portable batteries, a first aid kit that contains antiseptic wipes, a radio to receive updates on the current situation, clean drinking water, flashlights for the dark.
Once local authorities give you the clear that it is alright to return to your home, please be aware the dangers are still very possible. Make sure that you check your surrounding areas for several hazards that range from downed power lines and wires to debris. When in contact and near these types of hazards, mark where the location is and report it to your local authorities. Though power lines and wires may not be active, do not touch them and treat them as if they were. This will save your life.
Once the outside of your house in safe, do not enter your house if structural damage is evident. This includes roofs or ceilings collapsing of even floods which can lead to your house being weak and collapsing.
For more information about how you can be safe when recovering from a disaster, visit http://www.csa-international.org to learn more.