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There are all sorts of threats that exist outside of our control. In fact, when you sit down to consider it all it can be very overwhelming.
The idea of creating a threat matrix can be very helpful but it can also be terrifying. Once you know the landscape and the threats therein, you have to act.
So the same old question comes to fruition: Where on earth do we start?
Its very simple when you sit down and consider it. Before you worry about the rare explosion from the sun that will shut the lights out or the piercing division in the country finally bubbling over to an all out anarchist war, you should think about what happens each year.
No matter where you call home you are dealing with some things that happen each year to inconvenience your way of life. If your on the coast it might be hurricanes. If you are inland it might be earthquakes or tornadoes or flooding. No matter what it is, you already know about it and more important you know it will happen again.
There will be another blizzard in the Northeast. So why not be prepared to deal with that. That is the idea behind mastering regional disaster. Before you worry about anything bigger than that focus on the regional disasters that will come so often.
There are very simple basics that you can focus on to prepare for most of the regional disasters in the United States. Lets look at the 6 principles of disaster preparedness
- Backup Power
- First Aid
If you are prepared to answer to these 6 principles you are on the right path to a serious level of disaster preparedness. These are the things that are affected first by disaster and can be used to secure and protect your family.