How to Prepare Your Apartment for Natural Disasters?

Natural Disasters

Be it floods, earthquakes or cyclones, nature can nurture as well as demolish. Don’t let the natural calamities ruin your own small, personal space – your happy home. The extent of such calamities knows no bounds as they tear through the intricate tapestry of homes and our livelihood. There are just certain measures you can take to mitigate losses if nature plays tyrant. Here’s a list:

Prepare a plan

You should have a plan for everything in life. This makes you prepare for any incidents that might happen. Keep the numbers of disaster management establishments handy. Know where your fire escapes and oxygen supply is in your apartment complex.

Research and Record

When you start looking for a home, double-check if it comes under an active disaster zone. Stay updated with the latest events in the locality.

Emergency supply kit

An emergency supply kit should always comprise the following elements: first aid and food & water.

First aid kits should include the following:

  • Antiseptic solution
  • Pain relief gel and spray
  • Gauze, band-aids, and bandages (regular & compression)
  • Ointments for cuts, burns, and bruises
  • Medication
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Face masks

Emergency supply kit should contain at least some of the following:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Potable water
  • Battery or hand-crank powered flashlights and radio
  • Cellphone with charger
  • Personal sanitation kits
  • Basic tools
  • Local and regional maps

Participate in mock drills

Reading up and acting are two entirely different things. This is why the builders conduct mock drills in apartment complexes. Be a part of it and see how prepared you are to protect your loved ones.

Invest in home insurance

Go in for a good insurance that will protect you not just against burglary and theft, go in for one that gives you protection against natural calamities too.

At Malabar Developers, your safety is our primary concern. Reach out to our team to know more about the safety measures we have laid down.