How To Prepare Your House from Natural Disasters
Natural disasters can cause damage to life, property and economy of any place. The year 2018 saw one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Kerala. The deluge caused harm to multiple lives and properties across the state. Keeping this disaster in mind, we have come off with a few tips to prepare your homes for natural disasters.
There are several types of natural disasters namely earthquakes, droughts, floods, landslides, cyclones and the list goes on. The first and foremost step to take is to have proper ventilation in your houses. It has been often observed that during natural disasters most places suffer power outage. This can cause a lot of heat and humidity indoors. So, as a precaution, while building your house make sure it has ample of ventilation. Earthquake resistant structures must be built so that they do not collapse when this unfortunate event happens. Similarly always opt for flood resistant structures it is preferable to build your house on an elevated surface. Make sure you have good water management systems around your house because lately there has been a rise in droughts; so water supply gets scanty during these times. It is also advisable to store and preserve food items beforehand, so that they can be utilized during such tumultuous times.
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