Natural Disaster Interactive Guide

Because of Prepper Website, I get emails pointing me to some very cool sites on the internet that I probably wouldn’t have found myself.  One of these sites is the ADT Natural Disaster & Emergency Preparedness site.  This site focuses on 5 types of natural disasters: tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and wildfires.

The site is very simple, but packs a big punch in a fun, interactive way.  The first thing that you will see when you visit the site is a house with red dots in various areas, a map of the US and the 5 different types of natural disasters.  When you click on a red dot, it will open up a window with information about that area of the house.  For example, if you are on the tornado house and you click on the red dot by the circuit breaker it will say, “Most homes have a main electrical panel, where you can simply shut off the power to your entire home. There should also be a fuse box or circuit breaker where you can shut off all the circuits. Turning off the power to your home before a tornado hits may prevent damage to your home, in case of electrical damage or exposed wires.”  Each various hose had several red dots.

Another thing you will notice is the map of the US.  As you click on the various disasters, the map will highlight the region of the country that the natural disaster is likely to occur.

Besides the interactive side of the site, you can also download each natural disaster checklist in pdf.  And, each type of natural disaster has more links where someone can go to find more research for their preparedness.

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2 thoughts on “Natural Disaster Interactive Guide

  1. avlor

    It’s an interesting looking site. But looking at the tornado one, I’m sorry to say it’s advice for boarding up the windows, turning off the gas, etc are bad. I live in tornado alley. You just take shelter in the lowest room. The storms are unpredictable and fast. There’s not time to do that stuff. The advice to have something between you and glass is good.

    1. Todd Post author

      I’m pretty sure that they are meaning if there is enough advanced warning. For instance, in the water advice it says, “If you have time…” and in the gas piece it says, “If it is safe to go outside…”

      I agree that the storms are unpredictable and fast. If there isn’t some future the warning, the best thing to do is to get to a safe place.

      Have you been through a tornado? I would love to hear about your personal experiences. Please feel free to email me.

      Todd

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