Disaster Drills

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That’s about to change, Mr. Fancypants.

Why would you need disaster drills? Because…

Disaster strikes instantly.

From housefires and earthquakes to hurricanes and shitty presidents, there’s always something getting ready to ruin your day.

According to FEMA, 60% of Americans aren’t prepared for disaster, and 39% of those who consider themselves prepared haven’t developed an emergency plan (which is basically the same as being unprepared).

Once you’ve made your disaster plan, it’s rehearsal time.

“But… do I have to?”

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Obviously, I can’t enforce compliance from this side of the screen. It’s totally possible you’ve already stopped reading this because you refuse to even consider doing disaster drills. I get it. Before 2020, I never did one.

But I have two kids. And I like being alive. So I decided to take preparedness and disaster drills seriously. (So much so that I created a website about it, lol.)

Here’s the thing:

Knowing what to do during an emergency will help you stay calm. It will minimize confusion. And it will prevent injury.

And how do you learn what to do in an emergency?

You run drills. Drills are a great way to practice without having to endure a real disaster.

So strap in, because it is time to learn all about disaster drills…

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About the Authors

It takes a village! We are researching, writing and fact checking as a family. Collaboration is the name of the game, whether we’re running from a zombie horde or finding the best way to turn a complex concept into a deliciously digestible set of bullet points.

Professional worrier. Mom, entrepreneur. Lifetime student of brain science. Passionate about surviving what's coming (climate change, wtf) and staying as sane as possible. Determined to make the best of the end of the world.