For this paper you must cite and reference 2 sources. The paper should be 2–3 pages and written using current APA format. Your paper should address the following:

a. How would you prepare for the following situation?  (provide realistic examples and details for safety and survival)

(Scenario) At this moment, you are sitting at home working on your WCU class. Suddenly, the National Weather Bureau sends an alert across your cell phone—a tornado is headed your way.

You have 15 minutes before touchdown in your neighborhood. What is your plan? This is a ‘shelter in place’ scenario, you cannot outrun the tornado. Identify a safe place in your home to take shelter.

You must include research. Cite and reference two sources and explain the recommended safety measures in a tornado emergency and how you would apply them to your specific living arrangements.

b. How prepared are you in the event of a disaster? Describe your level of disaster preparedness using specific examples and references to your “go-bag” and preparedness checklist assignments. 

Example: “I am more prepared for a water-related disaster than a fire-related disaster even though I live in a highly secluded, forested area. I have a boat as transportation in the event of flooding, but I do not have rain barrels or fire barrier supplies on hand.”

Example:  “There were many missing items on my preparedness checklist. I realized that I do not own a flashlight. If I had to use my phone as a light it would drain the battery very quickly. 

c. Reflect on how prepared you were before this class and compare it with how prepared you are now. 

  • Have you acquired any new emergency items?
  • Do you plan to take any additional trainings or certification courses?
  • Have you shared your knowledge with friends and family? 

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Family Disaster Plan Scenario

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Family Disaster Plan Scenario

            This section is a brief introduction of your paper that includes the background of the issue being discussed and what the reader can expect to learn and read in the paper. (Brief overview of the dangers of a tornado and preparation for a tornado citing outside resources.)  Margins are set at 1 inch for top, bottom, left, and right. The type is left-justified only—that means the left margin is straight, but the right margin is ragged. Each paragraph is indented five spaces.  It is best to use the tab key to indent. The line spacing is double throughout the paper, even on the reference page. One space is used after punctuation at the end of sentences. The font style used in this template is Times New Roman 12 point

How would you prepare for the following situation? 

(Scenario) At this moment, you are sitting at home working on your WCU class. Suddenly, the National Weather Bureau sends an alert across your cell phone—a tornado is headed your way. You have 15 minutes before touchdown in your neighborhood. What is your plan?

How prepared are you in the event of a disaster?

Describe your level of disaster preparedness using specific examples.  Example: “I am more prepared for a water-related disaster than a fire-related disaster even though I live in a highly secluded, forested area. I have a boat as transportation in the event of flooding, but I do not have rain barrels or fire barrier supplies on hand.”

Reflection/Conclusion

Reflect on how prepared you were before this class and compare it with how prepared you are now.  Do you plan to take any additional training or certification courses? Have you shared your knowledge with friends and family? This is a summary of your paper and learning experience from this course.

References

Entries are organized alphabetically and formatted with a hanging indention. Include only the sources you cited in the text of your paper.

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.or/10.1037/0000165-000

Anderson, Charles & Johnson (2003). The impressive psychology paper. Lucerne Publishing.

Smith, M. (2001). Writing a successful paper. The Trey Research Monthly, 53, 149-150.

Veenema, T. G. (2009). ReadyRN: Handbook for disaster nursing and emergency preparedness.  St. Louis, MO:  Mosby/Elsevier.