Things happen, and you need to know how to survive them. The people that laugh the hardest at preparing for unforeseen disasters are usually the ones who fall the hardest when they happen. When you take the time to become ready for anything, then there is very little that can actually surprise you.
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Where does the zombie apocalypse fall in the list of real life emergencies? It is real enough that the Centers for Disease Control created a website designed to supply the information people will need to survive it. If you find yourself in the middle of the zombie apocalypse, the first thing that the CDC recommends you do is run. Each family should have a survival kit consisting of water, first aid supplies and non-perishable foods. Grab your survival kit and head over to the nearest emergency center where the government will have troops prepared to deal with the emergency.
Lost at Sea
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People can get lost in a variety of situations, but one situation that is rarely discussed is getting lost at sea. You could be fishing in a charter boat or pleasure sailing and have a storm push you miles away from shore. Being prepared for getting lost at sea begins before you leave your home. When you plan on going out in a boat, always tell at least one responsible person where you are going and when you will be back. If you do not return on time, then that person will have a location to give the authorities to start searching. Whenever you head out on a boat, always take at least three flares, extra water and food. You should also make certain that your boat's radio is in working order before you leave the shore.
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A roof leak can sound like an insignificant problem, but it can become very significant if it goes unattended for days and the weather is wet or cold. Not only will the leak damage your ceiling and walls, but it can cause water damage you will not see, which could lead to a mold problem. The first thing to do when the roof starts leaking is try to determine, as closely as possible, where the leak is originating above the ceiling. Then you would poke a hole in the ceiling and capture the leaking water in a bucket. This prevents the water from spreading and potentially causing more damage. The next step is to get the leak fixed immediately. If you do not have the cash to hire a contractor, then use Arizona payday loans to get the money you need to have the repairs done properly.
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Tough financial times can bring out the worst in people, and that means an increase in armed robberies and muggings. If you ever come face to face with an armed assailant, the best course of action is to give the robber what he wants and then call the police afterwards. You can increase your chances of avoiding a robbery by always walking with a friend, avoiding unfamiliar places at night and not carrying large sums of cash with you.
When an emergency occurs, you need to be prepared. It only takes a few moments to be ready for any real life challenge that may face you.
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Shaun Chatman is a well published author on many authority sites. He lives in Dunedin, FL, and writes mostly about tech, gadgets and finance.