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Blog 1: Disaster Preparedness

As we all know, disasters such as a tornado or earthquake can happen at any time with little to no warning, making it important to be prepared at all times. Disaster preparedness is a particularly hot subject right now. With the disaster in Joplin, hurricane Irene, and September being national disaster

 preparedness month, there is no shortage of information out there to find. The site that I found may be basic, but http://www.ready.gov/ has everything you could want to know about disaster preparedness. They have instructional videos on how to get ready, different tips for different situations, and even a comprehensive list of essential items for a survival kit. If you don’t feel like compiling your own kit, however, you can always check out http://preparedness.com/. If you can think of an item you would need in a disaster situation, it can be bought from them. Finally, I had to link this just because I thought it was interesting, the Associated Press released info from a poll about disasters and pets. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jQttZ1560IbNcby_eRndVQbtEMCw?docId=dfbdb7f291e547d983e04d5066132919 This poll showed that while 35% of dog and cat owners have no plan for what they would do with their pet in a disaster situation, 42% of them would not evacuate without the pet. Having pets that I love dearly makes this a very interesting topic to me. While http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html already has some, I’m sure in the near future there will be many new tips and tricks on what to do with your pets in case of an emergency.
  1. September 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Good. Ready.gov is the main disaster preparedness website for the U.S. government, so it is a good one to discuss.

    Post looks good. Good job using an image to dress things up. One suggestion for improvement is to add your link to existing text in your post so we don’t actually see the entire link. If you highlight the text you want to make a link, then you can click the link button in your toolbar and it will allow you include the link details and they will just get assigned to that text. But good start overall.

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