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A Blog Post on Family Disaster Preparedness from Survive-It Consulting

In this blog post, titled Top 3 Excuses Why Families Don't Prepare for Disasters, disaster preparedness expert Jackie Kloosterboer addresses the top three excuses families often use to justify their lack of disaster preparedness. By understanding and overcoming these excuses, families can prioritize readiness and safeguard their well-being.

People tend to have their heads buried in the sand when it comes to family disaster preparedness.  Having one's head buried in the sand is analogous to saying it will never happen to me.

Excuse #1 - "Disasters won't happen to me": Many families believe that disasters only affect others, leading to complacency and a failure to prepare. However, the reality is that anyone can be affected by a disaster. Neglecting preparedness can have devastating consequences, leaving families vulnerable and without resources when disaster strikes.

People often say they are too busy to plan for family preparedness.

Excuse #2 - "I am too busy to prepare for a disaster": Busy schedules and competing priorities often push disaster preparedness to the bottom of the to-do list. Unfortunately, emergencies don't wait for a convenient time. Failing to allocate time for planning, gathering supplies, and discussing emergency procedures can leave families ill-equipped and unprepared when a crisis occurs.

People are often confused and don't know where to start with family disaster preparedness planning.

Excuse #3 - "Where do I start? I have no idea how to prepare my family for a disaster": The complexity of disaster preparedness can be overwhelming, leading to feelings of helplessness and inaction. However, numerous resources, such as workshops, online guides, and community programs, offer step-by-step instructions and support. By educating themselves and seeking assistance, families can overcome the initial confusion and take concrete steps towards preparedness.

Excuses for not preparing for disasters must be set aside. Families need to recognize that disasters can happen to anyone and prioritize readiness. By addressing the common excuses, families can initiate important discussions, gradually acquire necessary supplies, and seek guidance from available resources. Investing in preparedness today ensures a safer future, even in the face of unforeseen emergencies. There are no more excuses - take action now!

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