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For some reason, the population has been fed a low-grade message about the fact that serious natural disasters are rare and those who take steps to prepare for them are extremists. This could be because of the terrible doomsday preppers series or that prepper was a target due to the potential of religious fundamentalism.
Well, let’s talk about the state of natural disasters in American and why we should not be so quick to hiss at those who live a prepared lifestyle. In fact, those who do not are the ones who become the burden when disaster strikes.
In this year alone we have watched some powerful natural disasters hit the nation. In fact, many people are coming to understand that these are things that happen each year and are going to happen. So what are the four major disasters we all face?
Every year parts of the nation are crippled by blizzards. Powerlines freeze and pipes burst. People are left without heat and water. Those are serious problems, particularly in colder climates.
We just watched what a powerful wildfire driven through a residential area can do. It has a power that we simply cannot deny. These wildfires happen each year in the west and sometimes they hit a populated area.
Every year the east coast and the gulf get hit by hurricanes. It just happens. Still, we are led to believe that being a prepper and preparing for catastrophe is an overreach.
The funny thing about tornadoes is that we pretend they only happen in a certain area. Tornadoes happen in most of the nation. Now the large ones are isolated but smaller tornadoes can be very destructive and have a serious effect on the affected region.
Let’s focus on what it means to be prepared and be honest about the threats we all face. Let’s get the gear we need and carry on.