Natural Disaster Preparedness
In a world of uncertainty, be prepared for the unthinkable.
The U.S. sees its fair share of natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, earthquakes and fires. The loss of life and property as a result of these events can be greatly reduced by developing emergency preparedness plans. The disaster preparedness consultants at Critical Path Solutions are here to help your municipality, organization or other group prepare for any natural disaster that comes your way.
What to Do in a Tornado
Tornadoes are particularly frightening and violent storms, capable of catastrophic destruction. Although engineers have discovered ways to construct buildings that can withstand earthquakes, the same cannot be said for tornadoes. When a tornado is predicted, your best course of action is to take shelter with your family in a safe area and wait for the danger to pass.
Our disaster preparedness consultants educate our clients on how to prepare for a tornado, minimize your risk and protect your health and safety.
Earthquake Preparedness Planning
Earthquakes are not as prevalent in the U.S. as tornadoes, but they are also terrifying, deadly events. While most earthquakes happen in California, Alaska, and Hawaii, they can happen anywhere and often do. In 2011, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Washington, D.C., causing $40 million in damages to the Washington Monument and National Cathedral.
That’s why Critical Path Solutions believes everyone should have an emergency preparedness plan for all types of natural disasters.
Hurricane Preparedness Planning
Hurricanes are common in the Atlantic, striking cities and towns up and down the East Coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico. As climate change continues unabated, many of these storms only grow stronger, making the need for an adequate emergency preparedness plan even more urgent.
Major hurricanes have done significant damage to cities such as New Orleans, Houston, Miami, New York, Cape Hatteras, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach and so many more. We help disaster teams in these hard-hit areas make strategic hurricane preparedness plans that keep residents safer.
Windstorm Preparedness Planning
Critical Path Solutions helps municipalities and organizations create windstorm preparedness plans that minimize risk levels, keep citizens safer and mitigate damages. Windstorms may not be as severe as hurricanes, but they can still down trees and knock out power, which can cause injuries, damages and even death.
Windstorm safety training by top disaster preparedness consultants can lower your risk of danger.
Blackout Preparedness Planning
Blackouts that last days, weeks or even months — especially during severe weather — are more than inconvenient, they’re deadly. In the U.S., we rely on the electrical grid to power our heaters, air conditioners, medical equipment, refrigerators, stoves and other necessary devices. Being reduced to huddling around an open fire for heat and cooking for an extended period of time is unacceptable. Critical Path Solutions can help you create a blackout preparedness plan.
Natural disasters are scary, but trust us — they are less scary when you have a plan for them. We teach you emergency preparedness so when disaster hits, you remain calm in the knowledge that you know what to do.