When Disaster Strikes


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When Disaster Strikes

  1. 1. <ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Strikes </li></ul>
  2. 2. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS <ul><li>Disasters catch us off guard. The unpredictable nature of any disaster spells trouble for us and possible catastrophe for our family, if we have not planned ahead for their protection. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Before disaster strikes Whether you are an individual, a family, a business or a municipal entity, it is very important to have an emergency plan in case a disaster occurs.
  4. 4. <ul><li>You must ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>- Do I know what kind of a disaster can happen in my area? </li></ul><ul><li>- What would I do in case of a disaster? </li></ul><ul><li>- Where would I go? </li></ul><ul><li>- How would I get there? </li></ul><ul><li>- Am I able to protect my family? </li></ul><ul><li>- What are my immediate needs? </li></ul><ul><li>- Do I have what I need to survive? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>If you are a business owner, a CEO, an organization Director or any type of a manager, you must have a disaster plan to protect your clients, your staff and your members. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have a disaster plan that addresses everyone’s needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure everyone is familiar with the disaster plan. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Many communities offer information on how to prepare for a disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you take the appropriate steps to educate yourself and your family on what you need to do and what you need to have, in order to protect yourself and your family when disaster hits. </li></ul>
  7. 7. When disaster hits <ul><li>Most emergency situations are handled by local authorities and governmental agencies, but when there is a major incident, help may be needed from other jurisdictions, as well as private organizations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Private organization often get called to assist during a disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>These organizations are able to provide much needed help to the community, such as shelter, food, water, clothing, counseling, as well as financial help. </li></ul><ul><li>Some organization also help with rescue operations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Working together <ul><li>Often, when there is a large number of people and organizations working together, there can be some chaos. </li></ul>But when we communicate and coordinate our work, and we combine our resources and knowledge, we become more efficient, more productive and more successful.
  10. 10. <ul><li>VOAD </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is VOAD? <ul><li>Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a coalition of organizations that work together and shares resources and knowledge to ensure effective disaster response and recovery through Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What does VOAD do? Members of VOAD provide a variety of services, which address the four phases of disaster.
  13. 13. Our Mission <ul><li>The mission of CTXVOAD is to form a partnership between various organizations, government agencies, law enforcement and the community, in order to provide an efficient, streamlined delivery of resources to people and communities that are affected by a disaster. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Our Goal <ul><li>Our goal is to combine our resources in effort to reduce duplication of services and maximize resources available to those affected by a disaster. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Thank </li></ul><ul><li>You </li></ul>