What are some of the possible hazards where you live? Earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, tornado… whatever. Do you actually have a plan in place? If so what? I am looking to swap ideas with likeminded people.
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Earthquake prone areas plan with proper expensive construction of dwelling. For hurricanes people need to start building cement homes like they do in Puerto Rico and Seawalls.
Fire is the same thing joisted masonry outter walls and you must duplicate important documents and store them at two different locations.
Flooding isn't a surprise. At least not in the U. S. You know if you live on a flood plane so my answer is- don't. Flood is going to become a bigger and bigger problem with climate change. We can't keep rebuilding the New Jersey sea past every couple of years. Central Texas is prone to flooding along its river banks. The fed needs to step in and say we aren't funding this anymore with FEMA and we need to remove these areas as not suitable for residential. Flooding is the biggest killer and money waster.
As for tornadoes it baffles me that people in tornado alley don't have shelters below ground. I'm not saying every house has to but there should be community fall out shelters certainly schools should have them. The stories from Joplin really broke my heart and I'm surprised more action hasn't been taken nationally in the U. S.
People who do have underground storm shelter aren't safe always. An elderly couple with a 13" thick cement ceiling on their basement with a safe room had their pick up thrown into the basement by a twister that luckily landed on their pool table and not them. Twisters are getting stronger and more common so states in wind prone areas need to get on top of planning for them if we don't wish to see a whole city and thousands of people wiped out. I personally would never live where twisters are common or flooding. Those are the things my nightmares are made of.0
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