Organize for Disaster

Organize for Disaster

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by Judith Kolberg
     
 

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The world is a more dangerous place than it used to be. Organize For Disaster closes the gap between awareness to prepare and actual implementation by providing organizing tools like shopping lists of provisions; storage ideas; sample family communication, evacuation, and escape plans, checklists and tips. It is current with information about terrorism as well as

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The world is a more dangerous place than it used to be. Organize For Disaster closes the gap between awareness to prepare and actual implementation by providing organizing tools like shopping lists of provisions; storage ideas; sample family communication, evacuation, and escape plans, checklists and tips. It is current with information about terrorism as well as natural disasters. An excellent ready-reference, Organize is also a 'good read' with first-hand accounts of disaster survivors and advice from disaster experts. Perfect for today's busy families.

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Alice Price
All of us, no matter where we live in the US or Canada, are vulnerable to some type of natural disaster - hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, mudslides, tornadoes, blizzards, etc. - as well as the possibility of terrorist attacks. And now we also have to worry about the possibility of the avian flu.

In her introduction, Ms. Kolberg presents research that indicates a very large gap between our awareness of the need to be prepared for a disaster and our implementation of the steps
Amber Kelly
This was a nice light read but was still full of great information. I HIGHLY recommend it! It's a great comprehensive overview of preparedness, you could even call it a 'primer'. I found it to be a great book for someone just starting out. If you're experienced in preparedness that book may seem elementary to you but you also might find a few things you haven't thought of. It's certainly worth the investment

Another big plus with this title is that it doesn't lean heavily on one area or
Arthur Bradley
This book goes an entirely different direction than the other preparedness books. Emphasis is on understanding the federal resources (i.e. FEMA, Red Cross, etc.) available, creating a personal intelligence network, organizing essential documents, maintaining insurance coverage, listing a home inventory, preparing your house for disaster, basic first aid, and having a good family communication plan. There is also a good list of necessary items to have on hand that would suit many common disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013614741
Publisher:
Squall Press
Publication date:
07/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Judith Kolberg is a native of Levittown, New York. She pioneered the Atlanta-based professional organizing company, FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989 following a career in political organizing and office administration in both cities. Though a skillful organizer, it became apparent some of her clients’ needs were unaddressed by traditional organizing. She founded the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, now the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and is credited with launching an entire field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals who are challenged by chronic disorganized. FileHeads continues to specializes with chronically disorganized people in the business environment. Respected by her peers for her innovative organizing ideas and an ability to forecast future trends, Judith is the recipient of the industry’s highest honors including the prestigious Founder’s Award from the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the Highlighter Award from the ICD.

Judith’s depth of experience and humorous delivery has made her a popular speaker throughout the world live, via teleclass and webinar on a wide range of organization/disorganization topics. Her international engagements have included Amsterdam, Tokyo, Costa Rica and the Bahamas. She is a virtual instructor for Pearson Education, a global education company. Judith has been a featured organizer on The Learning Channel’s “Buried Alive” series and is currently the Director of the Atlanta Hoarding Task Force. She has appeared in more than 80 print, TV, radio and web outlets. A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton with a degree in Sociology, she currently lives in Atlanta, GA where she takes good care of her Mom, continues to see cl

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All of us, no matter where we live in the US or Canada, are vulnerable to some type of natural disaster ¿ hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, mudslides, tornadoes, blizzards, etc. ¿ as well as the possibility of terrorist attacks. And now we also have to worry about the possibility of the avian flu. In her introduction, Ms. Kolberg presents research that indicates a very large gap between our awareness of the need to be prepared for a disaster and our implementation of the steps necessary to meet that need. ¿What accounts for this gap between awareness and implementation? Two things: instruction and organization.¿ The first chapter, It Could Never Happen to Me, sets the stage for the rest of the book. As we all saw post-Katrina, first responders can be overwhelmed for days or even weeks after a disaster. It is up to each of us to not be a victim. Each chapter of the book begins with a short If I Only Knew Then What I know Now¿. story by disaster survivors and ends with a box entitled What Kids Can Do. The information Ms. Kolberg provides is concise, specific, and covers such topics as hunkering down, what to pack in a grab-n-go bag, family communication, first aid and protecting your home and its contents. An entire chapter is devoted to documents ¿ what¿s important, what¿s essential, what to have copies of, where to store originals. There are nine forms and checklists (e.g. vital contacts, home inventory) in the appendix. In the preface of this book, Ms. Kolberg states her ¿simple goal: save one person¿s life.¿ By reading this book and spreading the word, we have the opportunity to not only share Judith¿s goal but also to save people much grief and anxiety.