Disaster Hot Spots That Will Get You Killed

By on July 28, 2014

There are certain areas that seem to breed chaos in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. Whether it is during a hurricane, earthquake, civil unrest or the zombie apocalypse, it is crucial to stay in a safe location and avoid these sorts of places.

We call these areas “disaster hot spots”.

Disasters can occur at any given moment, which is why you need to be ready for the chaos. Disastrous events are followed by panic and madness as people scramble to find what they need to survive.

Find out where these spots are locates and what you can do to avoid them.

What is a hot spot?

Disaster Preparedness | What Is A Hot Spot | Hot Spots That Will Get You Killed

A hot spot is any area or situation that, while ordinarily safe, could put you in harm’s way during an emergency. Here are a few places to avoid in an emergency situation:

Grocery stores

The best option in a disaster is to hide in the fully stocked safe room in your home. You’ve seen World War Z, right? Stocking up on supplies at the last minute is a terrible idea! Your neighbors who did not prepare ahead of time will be heading to the local grocery stores in anticipation of a bad event, and we promise you do not want to be part of that crowd. People can do crazy things when under stress.  Someone desperately trying to fill a grocery cart full of food and supplies could become a threat to you.

Roadways

In addition to the above, if you leave your home to stock up on supplies, you may not make it back. Roads may become clogged or otherwise impassible.

The Coast

Many people head out to the shore before a hurricane to see the rising water and crashing wave. Not smart. Nature has a thing for poor timing, and you do not want to be

via Prep Blog

We recommend staying in your home until told otherwise by authorities, assuming it is not a military or government takeover. Your home is fully stocked, and you know the ins and outs of each room should there be intruders trying to break in. Your home will also ease your nerves, helping you feel a little more comfort in this time of havoc.

If you must travel, here are a few tips to consider:

  • Travel during the day.
  • Never travel alone.
  • Keep others informed of your schedule.
  • Stay on main roads and avoid back road shortcuts.
  • Let someone know travel destination, travel route, and expected time of arrival at travel destination.

via Tufts University

Taking the necessary steps towards being prepared for anything is the best way to avoid these disaster hot spots. Emergencies are chaotic enough. Make it easier on yourself and your family by avoiding these hot spots.

This article originally appeared on http://survivallife.com/2014/06/11/disaster-hot-spots-that-will-get-you-killed/

About Prepper Lifestyle

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *