Whether you enjoy exotic countries or not, or even unique places most of them are in certain areas where a natural disaster is at risk. In these cases, it’s highly recommended to thoroughly research the location you plan on visiting and make sure you are aware of any sort of threats or risk that may take place.
Naturally, we don’t associate trips with bad events, we prefer not to think about the bad things that can happen and only focus on the positive aspects. Well, natural hazards are an important aspect to consider, especially if the country is prone to such disasters.
In this following article, we’ll try to give examples of certain natural hazards and offer tips for safe travel, in order to make sure that your vacation won’t be unsuccessful
Hurricane Safety Trips
This sort of natural hazard is more common in areas that are near the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea. Also called a tropical cyclone is a storm that is characterized by really strong wind and a low-pressure center.
If a hurricane takes places while you’re on a trip, is highly recommended to stay indoors and away from the windows as much as possible. The best advice is to wait for the hurricane to end and then proceed to go outside. You shouldn’t leave the perimeter of your location at any cost, because the outside environment is much more dangerous during a hurricane.
Earthquake Safety Trips
Earthquakes are pretty common, especially that most of them aren’t harmful and there’s a big chance you won’t even feel it. It’s important to know what to do in case of an earthquake because a wrong move can harm your health.
Make sure you stay indoors and don’t try to go outside by using the stairs or elevator because that can be deadly. Instead, crawl under a surface (a table) and wait until the earthquake is over. Make sure you avoid big pieces of furniture that may fall, or windows, that may break and harm you. If the incident takes place while you’re outside, make sure you do the same (avoid things that may fall and try to find a table or similar surface you can crawl underneath)
Wildfire Safety Trips
In the past year, there have been multiple incidents where wildfire took place so it’s important to know what precautious methods you can follow in case this happens while you’re on a trip.
Make sure you watch the news (and that’s also recommended for all the natural hazards because you might get notified before the incident actually will take place in your area so you will have time to prepare or evacuate in order to make sure you’re safe). Close the windows to prevent the smoke from coming inside. It is very important not to inhale the fumes and to try to stay away from it as much as possible. If you see a fire is approaching and the authorities recommend evacuating the area, follow the instructions for your safety.
Overall, stay safe at all costs during your trips and read safety guides before deciding on a trip, to make sure whether the location you want to visit is at risk or is safe.
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One Reply to “Safety Tips in Case of a Natural Hazard During Your Trip”
It is true so many travelers don’t pay attention to natural hazards that are also important when it comes safety consideration, but focus more on political turmoil or war.
I believe depending each destination has its own things to look at in terms of safety.