YORKTOWN, Va., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you prepare your home for a direct hit from a hurricane? What supplies should you stockpile to survive an earthquake? What steps should you take to prepare for a nuclear accident? How do you safeguard your nest egg during a financial crisis?
NASA Engineer and bestselling author Dr. Arthur Bradley says now is the time to consider these important questions. He suggests that families begin by developing a written plan that assesses the impact of disasters most likely to affect their community. His recommendations are based on five cornerstones to effective preparations: stocking extra consumables, collecting tools and supplies, developing useful knowledge and skills, leveraging existing safety nets, and establishing a support network.
Dr. Bradley advocates that preparedness should always be motivated by love and concern, never by fear and paranoia. In his newest book, Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 2nd Edition, he presents a step-by-step process to develop an effective preparedness plan centered on fourteen human needs: food, water, shelter, light, heating, air, sleep, sanitation, protection, first aid, communication, electrical power, financial security, and transportation.
Dr. Bradley is an international speaker who emphasizes the importance of family preparedness. He has been interviewed by Money Magazine, featured by numerous radio shows and newspapers, and received widespread praise for his practical, family-friendly message.
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