|Written by ponderblue|
If you are in the military and have been deployed you often think of what would happen in a disaster if you're not home. Below are some things you can do before being deployed. You should go over these things with family members so they too will know what to do during a disaster.
You should periodically update your emergency kit and replace outdated supplies with new. When you are relocated, check to see what type of emergencies that might affect the area. Some parts of the country are more prone to bad weather while other areas are prone to earthquakes. Most emergency kits can be used for all areas of the country.
Warning systems sometimes vary from location to location. Make sure you know the procedures for your area and discuss them with your family. If you are relocated to an area and have no family members near-by, plan an out-of-town contact person that you all can reach. You may also want to think about a rendezvous point or a call-in contact.
If you happen to live off base, certain circumstances may not allow you to get on base after a disaster. Find other places to shop or obtain things that you would normally get on base. Do this shortly after relocating to your new area.
Make sure you have collected and made second copies of important personal and financial documents and placed these in the family's emergency kit. You should have already done this if you have been previously deployed or about to be deployed.