Hurricane Harvey leaves Houston and the coastal Texas cities under water. As the cities braced themselves for the brunt of a category 4 hurricane, no one would have predicted that inland Texas counties would have experienced the worst of Hurricane Harvey. The death toll and devastating destruction is staggering.
The areas around Houston are covered in flood waters—a disaster few were prepared for. Please were in shock and so much was ruined.
The trouble was a result of the mix of wind damage and a low saturation water tables.
Of course, this news hits us hard here at ScanMyPhotos. Unfortunately, the very nature of natural disasters is highly unpredictable—damage can happen at any place and at any time. Whether from wildfires, earthquakes or severe storms, there are no ways to predict the lasting damaging that reels families for years beyond. Or, what about the tornadoes which touched down and tear apart roofs on homes? These freak incidents can and do happen.
This is why we take National Preparedness Month extremely seriously around here, and why we are year-round sharing tips on how to prepare for anything. The following articles provide information on how you can prepare for disaster today:
How to prepare your family to deal with an emergency or natural disaster
This page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
And, be sure to visit the following pages for resources and information:
Let’s all take this time to prepare for the worst so that when the next natural disaster strikes, we can all hope for the best.