Are You Prepared for Disaster?
Since 1980, weather-related disasters have more than doubled. Yet, research shows that 85 percent of Americans are not prepared for disaster. Are you?
Education and preparation are essential in helping to prevent unnecessary loss of life and property. To help people across the country get prepared, The Allstate Foundation and Points of Light have launched a 14-city disaster preparedness and education tour. Throughout the tour, tens of thousands of people are getting the chance to put together their own disaster preparedness kits – including hand-crank flashlights, first aid kits and other essentials – and to learn strategies they can use to stay safe.
Events give members of the community a chance to learn valuable information about disaster risks in their areas and to take home disaster kits of their own. Events are coming up in New Orleans, Charleston, S.C.; Oakland, Calif.; Bergen County, N.J.; New York City; and Chicago. If you can't attend, check out our disaster preparation resources at www.goodandready.org.