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The World Safety Organization declared Nov. 8, 2015 as the first World Disaster Preparedness Day. But since catastrophes and other devastating mishaps are mostly unpredictable, people are encouraged to look after themselves at all times, starting by having their own all-around emergency life kit.
Living in a country that finds itself at the mercy of typhoons, survival kit will spell a difference in a person's life. A basic emergency kit, according to survival checklist based from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council/Project DINA, should include the following:

THE RUNNER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE

As a runner, you’re conditioned to anticipate certain perils along your way: uneven pavement, steep hills, as well as physical issues like unexpected body aches. However, some hazards can be harder to anticipate. From sudden injury to surly animals, here’s your survival guide to seven potential perils that could stop you in your tracks.

Thief steals emergency supplies from disabled senior citizens

Residents of Seattle's Lake City House are angry and sad after someone broke into their emergency supply room and cleaned out the shelves.

Elle Rhoades, president of the house council, says it took three years to scrape together enough supplies.

"It hurts me a lot because I don't know who would take things from people who don't have anything," she said.

 

State to hold emergency preparedness training in Clarence

New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will present a free disaster preparedness class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place.

The event is part of the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which provides citizens with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

NRNA to provide emergency medical supplies to Nepal

Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) on Monday has decided to provide emergency medical and humanitarian supplies to Nepal in order to help the nation in this critical hour.

While writing to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, NRNA Chairman Shesh Ghale requested Thapa to provide the quantity and a list of necessary medicines.