FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance USA believes your safety is paramount and wants to ensure you are prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies. These events can strike suddenly, at anytime and anywhere. You can be ready for any disaster when you learn about and follow a three step approach:
Plan, Prepare, and Stay Informed.
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Build or Buy?
Whether you build your own or purchase one that is ready-made, an emergency survival kit is essential for every household.
- Build your own
Learn about what items to include by downloading our list of suggested content to build your own 72-hour Disaster Kit.
You can shop and purchase a 3-day survival kit directly from your choice of vendors. For your convenience, we have listed some vendors below:
Be a smart consumer
We encourage you to make informed decisions by doing your own research before purchasing emergency supplies. We list some consumer focused links below to help guide you:
Tips for you to watch
We share this video with you and your family so you can be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate protective actions.
We encourage you to become familiar with all types of disasters and especially the ones you are prone to encounter in your local area and region.
When is the right time to plan?
Watch this one-minute video courtesy of ready.gov to learn why the best time to prepare for disaster is now.
Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Your safety is a primary issue, and this includes your mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. This section offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community and your life back to normal.
Content provided by ready.gov
Are you looking for more good advice about disaster and emergency preparedness? We have just what you need. Consider these 12 important tips supplied by do1thing.com
- Make a plan
- Have 72 hours (3 days) worth of water stored for your household
- Know how to respond safely when instructions are given to evacuate or take shelter
- Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help
- Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster
- Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs
- Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster
- Make your community stronger by getting trained and getting involved
- Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency
- Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage
- Remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster
- Be prepared to give first aid while waiting for an ambulance