Friday, July 8, 2011

Preparing for disaster


By GARY BAUMGARTEN
In my years of covering disasters, man-made or natural, I’ve come across two kinds of people.
Those who are waiting for government agencies to come and help them. And those who are prepared to tough it out for themselves for a number of days, if necessary.
It’s those in the second group who have a better chance of survival.
And that’s the point of a new book by NASA Engineer and bestselling author Dr. Arthur Bradley.
Bradley, in an interview with News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network, tells us about the stockpiles every house should have – of food and – more importantly – water. And what contingencies every family should prepare for.
Bradley also says, don’t necessarily just rely on information from officials on what to do. Sometimes they minimize or underestimate the affects of disasters. It’s important, he says, to make one’s own educated decisions based on research and common sense.

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