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The Guide For Staying Safe At Home During Natural Disasters
Analysis on natural disasters suggests that over 600,000 deaths have been caused over 20 years. However, compared to the earlier death rate caused by these disasters the present number has improved and reduced considerably. This decrease has been a result of the various ways that have been adopted by the scientists to either predict the intensity of the disaster or by the people themselves in order to stay safe at home during the disaster.
The infographic by Keys90 enumerates the ways that need to be adopted by home owners to stay safe at home when the disaster hits. These are some of the most tested and tried ways and of course really important ones that need to be considered when some disaster hits. Also, the infographic specifies a few ways to build a safe home before the disaster hits.
Mentioned in this post are the percentages of natural disasters as well as the preparedness for each of them. Get the idea of how you can stay safe even during the toughest of times.
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Natural Disaster Preparedness
How to stay safe at home?
UN STUDY: Natural disasters caused 600,000 deaths over 20 years.
Well you might be assuming nothing can be done to save yourself or your house from a natural disaster, there are some sure ways to build a home that safer when any of these disasters occur.
Percentage of occurrences of natural disasters by disaster type (1977 to 2017) a
- 11% earthquake
- 6% landslide
- 47% flood
- 30% storm
Roughly 350 weather-related catastrophes were recorded each year between 2005 and 2017. The five countries hit the hardest were the United States, China, India, Philippines, and Indonesia, according to the report. Floods made up half of the recorded disasters, resulting in 157,000 deaths. Storms kill 242,000 people. Asia saw the highest number of human losses with 332,000 deaths.
Preparedness For the Natural Disasters
Flooding occurs when waterways are burdened with excessive water, usually from heavy rainfall.
- clean the gutters
- raise your electrical system
- protect the HVAC system
- consider the garage door
- keep away from the glass windows
- disconnect the utilities
- concrete foundation
- prepare earthquake emergency kit
- secure large furniture
True, some natural disasters give you absolutely no time to act or react, but with a few safety tips you can surely stay safe within your home.