The Ultimate Disaster Preparedness Manual was designed for anyone who wishes to survive the most common emergencies and disasters (natural or man-made). This book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with disasters arising from natural phenomena, while the second part deals with hazards and disasters arising from man’s activities.
If you want to know how to handle a flood, read the section “Surviving a Flood.” Those of you who are interested in learning more about earthquakes, head over to the section “When Earthquakes Strike.” For information about excessive heat or heat waves, you’ll want to read “Dealing with Deadly Heat.”
For more information regarding landslides and debris flow, there is a section dedicated to just that: “Watch Out for Landslides.” A special section has also been devoted to safety guidelines revolving around wildfires: “Beating Wildfires”.
If you think a blackout is imminent in your area, you’ll want to skip to the section “Blackouts,” which can be found in Part 2: Other Hazards. There is also important information regarding HMIs, or Hazardous Materials Incidents, in “Safety During a Hazardous Materials Incident.” Explosives and biological warfare are also covered at the end of this book.