Here are links to sites geared to helping you prepare for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, flood and flash floods, and to increase child and campus security. Let me know in comments if anything important is missing.
• Hurricane Basics (Ready.gov, which has similar sits for other types of disaster, including active shooters, drought, explosions, landslides, pandemic, and so on)
• Poison. Worried you ingested something deadly? This virtual poison control website can be a lifesaving tool (Erin Blakemore, WaP, 10-5-19): Poisoned? Get expert help online @ webPoisonControl (the online home of a project supported by 18 accredited poison control centers nationwide and operated under the auspices of the National Capital Poison Center in Washington). Poison Control tells you what to do if you swallow, splash, or get stung by something that might be harmful. Don't guess! Get accurate answers prepared by poison control experts. See subsections on poison and prevention info (by substance, by age, by season, etc.; Pill identifier; and the Poison Post (a quarterly newsletter/blog you can subscribe to. See current and previous posts.
If the exposure took place in a child under 6 months old, a pregnant woman or someone with serious medical problems, call poison control at 800-222-1222.
• A preparation & safety awareness guide for travellers (Postcard Travel)
• How to Pack an Emergency Kit for Any Disaster (Kenneth R. Rosen, NY Times, 7-3-17) The Life Straw "is Mr. Smyth’s choice for purification straws you can drink water through." If you have a container Read More