and Safety - Hygiene -
During an emergency, it is important for everyone and
everything to stay as clean as possible. Perhaps, this will be
a level of cleanliness that is lower than what you normally
attain. During many emergencies, the aftermath that leads to
disease can cause more casualties than the original emergency
itself. Below are some ideas on ways that you can be prepared
to attain as high of a level of Cleanliness as you desire.
Auto - If you
are forced to be inside your Auto, you will have many assets
right at your fingertips. However, you also just might be so
cramped up that tolerance will important. Keeping your auto
clean and organized can really help. Keep in mind that your
Auto may not only be your method of transportation, but it just
might be your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Respect others and
keep it clean.
Dishes - When
possible, use paper & plastic dishes. When you need to
clean dishes, be sure to use hot water and dish soap and dry
them thoroughly. Store them in a secure place to reduce the
effects of critters. Be sure to wash your hands with soap
and water and dry them with a paper towel when done.
Housing - You
could be staying anywhere such as:
- Open air
In each case, you will have certain responsibility to keep
your surroundings as clean as possible. Don't forget that you
and everyone else around you just might be out of your normal
domain and there will need to be a certain tolerance level.
The hardest part of any emergency just might be the job of
getting along with others. You cannot control them, but you can
control your own environment so keeping it clean, neat and tidy
will be important.
If you store extra cleaning supplies, perhaps others will
borrow from you and you might think that this is a good