Putting together an emergency kit can be fun and exciting. It does not have to be a chore
Buffalo, NY (Vocus) July 17, 2009
Nearly half the people in the U.S. (47%) believe they will personally experience a major disaster such as a terror attack or a catastrophic weather emergency within the next five years, yet despite that fact only one-third (34%) of Americans have started preparing or are prepared for a major disaster according to The American Preparedness Project completed in 2007 by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The Children's Health Fund. According to the 2009 World Disasters Report, more people in the Americas were affected by disaster than any year in the previous decade. Consumers interested in getting prepared can find help from a new short video and downloadable tip sheet from http://www.TheSuperAllergyCookbook.com offered by motivational speaker and Allergy & Celiac Cookbook author, Lisa A. Lundy.
One group advocating that U.S. consumers be prepared is the American Red Cross, a charitable organization - not a government agency that shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters. The American Red Cross provides a variety of Fast Facts that you can download from their website, http://www.RedCross.org, on power outages, chemical emergencies, drought, earthquakes, fires, floods, heat waves, hurricanes, mudslides, pandemic flu, pet safety, terrorism, tornadoes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and more. Funding and manpower for this valuable organization comes from the generosity of the American public and volunteers. In addition to natural disasters, this year consumers have the issue of the H1N1 flu to be concerned with as well as the traditional flu.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as of March 1, 2003. FEMA's primary mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
FEMA offers an in-depth guide to citizen preparedness titled 'Are You Ready?' (IS-22), which is their most comprehensive source on individual, family and community preparedness. 'Are You Ready' is available in a Facilitator Guide (IS-22FG) for those interested in delivering the content of 'Are You Ready' in a small group or classroom setting. Copies of both of these publications are available through the FEMA publications warehouse (1.800.480.2520).
Lundy recommends those families with infants and children, the elderly, people with food allergies, celiac disease or gluten intolerance, or special food needs and individuals with health issues to follow the advice of The American Red Cross and FEMA and get an emergency kit together. "Putting together an emergency kit can be fun and exciting. It does not have to be a chore," said Lundy who has had an extensive emergency kit for about nine years and who believes in having fun in life. "You can find all the information you need to be safe and make up a kit FREE from the American Red Cross or FEMA websites, " Lundy added.
As the author of The Super Allergy Girl™ Allergy & Celiac Cookbook, a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free and tree nut and other allergen free cookbook, Lundy knows that when disasters hit people with food allergies, food intolerances, or celiac disease are on their own. She feels so strongly about this topic that she mentioned it in her cookbook. Her book is available at http://www.TheSuperAllergyCookbook.com.
Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 405 pages
Soft Cover, Perfect Bound
Contact: Ms. Lisa Lundy
Phone: (716) 835-6392