Why do we want to be prepared

There are many reasons why people should prepare for disasters, including natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, as well as man-made disasters like terrorism, cyber-attacks, industrial accidents, or even war.

Here are a few key reasons:

  • Safety and Survival: The most obvious reason to prepare for disasters is to ensure your own safety and survival, as well as that of your loved ones. By having a plan and necessary supplies in place, you can increase your chances of staying safe and healthy in the event of an emergency.

  • Peace of Mind: Being prepared can also help reduce anxiety and stress during a disaster. Knowing that you have taken steps to protect yourself and your family can give you peace of mind and help you remain calm during a crisis.

  • Community Resilience: Preparing for disasters can also help build resilience within your community. When individuals and families are prepared, they are better able to help their neighbors and contribute to the overall response effort.

  • Economic Impact: Disasters can have a significant economic impact, both in the short and long term. By preparing in advance, you can potentially reduce the financial impact of a disaster on yourself and your community.

Overall, preparing for disasters is an important part of being a responsible and resilient member of society.