Natural disasters displace residents from their homes, and this trend is increasing. Yet, the single-biggest factor affecting a community’s disaster recovery is the number of residents who stay in their homes. What are the keys to rebuilding homes and communities post-disaster?
Living in earthquake country brings a special sense of uncertainty to life. It’s time for all of us living in earthquake country to get “earthquake-proof” by securing our homes. Take a few simple steps, and you’ll sleep safer at night.
Earthquake preparedness kit recommendations abound on the Internet. Most suggestions for earthquake kits include the consensus items–food, water, shelter, clothing–but the variations in details are infinite. Here are three alternatives to the usual kit items that can help you bounce back in a disaster.
How does Jumpstart determine payment eligibility immediately after an earthquake occurs? To ensure fast, fair payments, we use data from the United States Geological Survey. The USGS is the US government agency responsible for measuring earthquakes and a leading authority on seismic activity around the world.
Getting through life is hard enough—who can afford to think about earthquakes? Well, here’s some good news: the same things that help us get through life are what will help us most in an earthquake: good friends, a financial cushion, and a phone charger.
(And yes, I did just reveal the secret of life in a top-three.)