It's important to note that our country is situated in a region exposed
to various hazards, in other words we are surrounded by potential danger.
This should not prevent us from
living normal and quiet lives on the contrary we should adopt
ways and attitudes to change our normal living habits... This
is why we will be better prepared when an emergency occurs or
better still avoid hazards or reduce their effects.
The best starting point is to begin
to organise ourselves in our own family...and we achieve this with
the participation of all family members by creating a Family Emergency
Pl;an the following pages have been created to assist.
1. FAMILIARIZE OURSELVES WITH OUR SURROUNDINGS
When we spend a long time in the same place it becomes so familiar that
there are details and things which we do not notice.
The type of house, living conditions and where the house is constructed
are factors which determine the type of vulnerability and risk.
For this reason it would be advisable to check the area and conditions
in which we live,taking into account the following.
TYPE OF HOUSING
Galvanised sheets, this house in Guyana housed a single mother and
three children, affected by the floods in January 3005
Plywood with galvanised roof affected by hurricane Ivan in Carriacou