Natural Hazard Preparation – Does your kit include a Flashlight?
Although impossible to eliminate all risks associated with a disaster it’s possible to manage risks through development and implementation of a preparedness plan. The plan contains a procedural outline to follow when a disaster strikes and includes a checklist of supplies that include stockpiling food rations, water and equipment. Light is often considered a necessity. With the advent of LED lighting that includes No Battery Shake Flashlights such as NightStar jP and Shake Light 40 and waterproof crank flashlights that include the Vortex Crank Flashlight alternative handheld light is available the eliminates dependence upon alkaline batteries. NightStar jP and Vortex Crank flashlight fall into the category of Best Flashlight.
You may be among the many homeowners who have not fully prepared for a natural disaster because of complacency caused by several myths. Some of the most common myths include:
It won’t happen to me. Falling into this trap of thinking is the equivalent of saying you will never have a flat tire or the power will never go out. The fact is the frequency of natural disasters, not to mention their intensity, is increasing as changes in global climate occur and it’s impossible to avoid the weather. Severe storms on an annual basis are becoming the norm regardless of living along the coast or the heartland. The likelihood you will experience a natural disaster is probable and not the exception.
Don’t believe I survived the last hurricane or blizzard so I must be prepared enough for the next event. Storms such as Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Sandy and the long list of other storms both tropical and polar may not have had a direct hit on your area but a shift in 100 miles could have spelled the difference between a major event and a disaster. There is no substitute for plan for the worse.
If a disaster occurs, it won’t be that bad. We’ve all heard news stories where an individual who previously stayed put during a major storm is asked will they do it again and the interviewee says “no way”. The individual knows better to test fate again; especially, after experiencing the terror and destruction a major storm can bring.
This post is one in a series of articles that addresses preparation for Natural Disasters. HaveLight.com supplies a wide assortment of lighting products including: shake flashlights, crank flashlights, solar flashlights, battery flashlights and every increasing assortment of products that support disaster preparedness.