How much do you know about the relationship between government actions and disasters? There are processes in place at the highest level of government for handling disasters. The more you know about the things that they do and when they do them the better you can gauge the severity of a disaster. This article does a great job at breaking down the process of issuing a state of emergency and how it affects things at the ground level.
This article also breaks down your first steps following a disaster. The author offers great advice so that you can get started doing things immediately upon a disaster to be prepared for the fallout. Remember, in times of disaster you don’t have to be the first to react but if you are one of the first you will significantly increase your chance of survival.