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Those who prepare will teach you to be self-reliant if disaster impacts infrastructure and basic services. The CDC even offers guidance for preparing for the zombie apocalypse.When planning for the safety of your family and the security of your future you need to evaluate all the risks. Disasters range from very common events, like short term power outages or a sudden layoff, to extremely unlikely events such as an alien invasion. Each year the Global Challenges Foundation provides a report analyzing the level of risk and the probability of global catastrophe. On a more local level, this is a list of areas in Georgia that are most likely to be impacted by a natural disaster.
Your preparation should allocate resources based on your analysis of the likelihood and the severity of any unexpected event. You will want to allocate more time and resources to prepare for likely events like saving for when the A/C goes out and fewer resources preparing for unlikely events like an asteroid impact. But planning ahead to prepare for and prevent all kinds of possibilities can help reduce the effect. Deciding how much preparation is needed for all the possibilities in the middle of the spectrum will depend on your family's risk factors and dependencies. But fortunately, a lot of emergency preparedness can apply to many different situations. Don’t overlook the importance of sharing your plans with family members. Often being prepared means setting aside funds or supplies. But it can also involve a communication strategy and a network of support.
But remember as you are planning for future expenses and preparing for whatever surprises happen next, that you also have to protect what you already have. You cannot add to your long term savings if you have to spend money to replace or repair the things you already own. And it is a waste of money to store emergency supplies if you cannot keep them secure. So the first order of business when preparing for the future is to take care of the present.
First, set aside a fund to cover routine repairs and maintenance. Then, check to see if you have the right locks for your home. Make sure your fire alarm system is up to date. Consider adding a home security system or adding surveillance cameras to safeguard your property. Now you are ready to think about future plans - whether it is retirement or the apocalypse. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are doing everything you can to protect your family.
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