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Internat. Agencies: Many international organizations prepare for natural disasters and provide relief if possible. This includes a number of un agencies, international red cross, medicins sans frontieres, and a number of other agencies. Many charitable agencies spring up in the wake of natural disasters including religious related ones and citizen generated ones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many things: Storing some water, canned foods, a means of heating things, having flashlights and lanterns, means of dealing with predators, having hunting gear, tents, alternative means of transport, and communication equipment will all be helpful. There are books and web sites on this subject. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Trauma and hygiene: Diseases related to natural disasters occur during and after. During the disaster trauma can occur. A crash injury, fire, or something un planned like a fall. If you can, evacuate before the storm. After the disaster the diseases related to hygiene, fresh food and water become a major issue. Also people with prior medical needs. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Natural disasters: Can have devastating effects emotionally, spiritually, financially and physically. We were hit by Ivan and Katrina & they rocked us to our core. Allow yourself to grieve your losses. Express your emotions. Find a support system. This type of event can sometimes bring communities together. Consider seeing spiritual adviser. If you get emotionally stuck - consider working with a therapist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
All food: Could potentially become contaminated when exposed to radiation. A radiation proof storage system is what you need for both food and water. Then, in addition to medical/sanitaton supplies you need emergency heat, lighting and communication sources. Also, in a nuclear disease you might need a geiger counter, gas mask (s), fallout meter, potassium iodide tablets, among other things. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Law enforcement: No one, not even a physician, can do as much genuine good in a community as a wise police officer. It was my first career choice, and only when I discovered I had much more science smarts than street smarts did I settle for runner-up and become a physician. Whatever you choose, keep your eyes peeled to those in need in your own community, especially the neglected kids in your own neighborhood. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: The amount of radiation is negligible compared with the background that Mother Nature provides from outer space, natural radioactivity in rocks, and even the isotopes in your own body. There is nothing "enlightened" about being frightened by disinformation, even from "friends of the environment" / conspiracy talkers. I know no physician or scientist who's at all concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
•Call Civil Defense for your tsunami risk in your area and local warning arrangements.
•Have food and water, torch or a self-charging torch Radio with spare batteries, wind and waterproof clothing, sun hats, strong outdoor shoes, first aid kit, medicines, blankets, sleeping bags and Important documents.
•Move to the nearest higher ground
•Monitor on Local TV and Radio ...Read more
Planning: Every hospital has an emergency response plan. Just as they are able to plan for more than the usual number of injured in case of an accident, they have plans for loss of light, water and communication. Backup generators will keep things running as calmly as possible. If people are not safe to stay in the hospital, they will be relocated to safe locatiions. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
Can happen: Ptsd can result from witnessing or being victim of a natural disaster, especially if the emotional trauma is overwhelming and therefore hard to integrate into everyday experience. Ptsd doesn't always happen, though: two people can have the same traumatic experience and only one gets ptsd. The causes of ptsd are not completely understood, & are likely some mixture of genes and experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: On what you are asking! In "general" when people are in natural disasters they are in shock. There is fear/anxiety, and grief. There are many ways people cope in response to disasters, and I would suggest going to FEMA. Org for more info. People who have a disaster plan in advance will do better coping than those that do not, so like they say in the Boy Scouts, "Be prepared! " ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados or hurricanes, forest
fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, or tsunamis can cause Posttraumatic stress disorder.
Traumatic experience can cause:
• Shock with disbelief
• Panic, anxiety and depression.
• Flashbacks: repeated and vivid memories of the event with rapid heartbeat or sweating.
• Fear that the emotional event will be repeated ...Read more
No infrastructure: The lack of a public health infrastructure is behind such outbreaks...The absence of safe, clean drinking water spreads the infection...And the absence of available health care to keep patients hydrated (death is from fluid loss)...And no sewage system to keep the pathogen out of the water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disease and Disaster: The vectors of disease in disasters include contaminated water, contaminated food, and exposure to the natural elements. Clean water, clean food, and access to shelter and warmth are critical. Without it, exposure to the elements, germs in contaminated food and water, and lack of hygiene expose one to infection, shock, and starvation of nutrients as well as the cold and temperature change. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers