Despite recent events, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, earthquakes and increased video coverage showing the destructive power of tornados, research continually shows Americans are complacent in their preparation. Harris Interactive research on behalf of the American Red Cross between July 24 and August 7, 2009 revealed “only 12% of Americans are really ready for an emergency”1. Additionally, the survey found “51 percent of Americans have experienced at least one emergency situation where they lost utilities for at least three days, had to evacuate, could not return home or communicate with family members or had to provide first aid to others”1. Preparing for a disaster can be the difference between safety and devastation when an emergency strikes and this website helps individuals take the first steps toward survival. (1 = American Red Cross, Press Release, September 1, 2009)
Studies show that many people seem to think that preparing for a disaster is a time tedious and often cite this reason for not completing survival preparations. The website exemplifies how easy preparing for disaster can be through easy step-by-step instructions. It also shows that emergency preparation can reduce fear and anxiety that comes with the stress of a possible catastrophe from hazards that have not been adequately addressed. Repeatedly on the news we are seeing examples of how fast civilized society turns into survival of the fittest. These images on the news can be deemed good reminders of why we must prepare, however they also can create emotional trauma if they are only watched and do not ignite a change toward preparation. It is essential that Americans spend time preparing, spend money purchasing survival gear and reduce their anxiety and risk of danger… Guide for Emergency Survival can help this happen without cost and minimal time required.
The steps toward preparedness are listing and prioritizing the potential disasters that can occur in your area, next make decisions about appropriate responses in advance, then create a disaster action plan and finally assemble an emergency supplies kit. The public is encouraged to use the website as a guide with information to make preparedness a reality. It is useful for those living in areas prone to natural disasters, including: earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, extreme heat, wildfires, landslides, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions. It also helps Americans prepare for the unfortunate reality of danger of terrorism, bio chemical attacks, hazardous material, nuclear attack and civil unrest from a government collapse or failure to act by government agencies.
Review the life saving survival information and learn more about the Guide for Emergency Survival project at http://www.GuideForEmergencySurvival.com
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Guide for Emergency Survival is a website developed to serve as a helpful online survival guide for Americans to receive free valuable information that can help them survive a disaster, natural or manmade. The website includes how-to, step-by-step preparation instructions, emergency resources and lists of survival products needed to ensure preparedness with a wide range of disasters, hazards and emergencies possible in the United States.