Manmade climate change has amplified the scope natural disasters. You can help yourself and the first responders by keeping certain settings and apps handy in your smartphone. Here are a few tips.
Natural disasters are becoming a regular part of our lives due to global warming. As floods, landslides, cloud bursts, cyclones and other disasters become more frequent and intense, the possibility of getting caught in such dangerous events looms large. Technology can prove to be a boon in such situations. With just a few simple tips, you can make it much easier on yourself and authorities in case you are ever trapped in any natural disaster.
Having your equipment on hand
No matter if you are travelling, at home or just making a small visit, having a set of common tools handy will always improve your chances when caught in a dangerous situation. Always keep an emergency kit prepared in your vehicle or your travel bag when you are travelling. For your home kit, you can have a more comprehensive supply kept along with essential documents that you cannot afford to lose. Portable water filters, a knife, a multi-purpose tool, some rope, water bottles, thermal blankets. Flashlight, a first aid kit and a way to make a fire are often essentials that one should have.
The final tool that you should have on you is your smartphone or any other device that you can use to contact the authorities. Keep your documents and cash in a waterproof satchel or bag that you carry along with your kit.