6) Know Your Area
This may sound silly to some. After all, you live there so how could you not know your area? However, many people are only familiar with the main routes that take them where they need to go, like work, school and shopping for example. Take some time to explore some back roads and alternate routes to the places you go. Also, find out what locations you can go to for shelter in the event that you can no longer stay in your home or can’t get home when disaster strikes. If you’re new to an area, finding out what kind of natural disasters that may frequent your area will greatly help you know how to be prepared. Lastly, practice your escape routes. Pay attention to “Evacuation Route” signs on the highway, and make sure everyone in your family knows where they are, in case your evacuation occurs separately.
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