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Journalist Safety
UN Resolution 1738

Journalist Safety
CoE Resolution 1535

Killing The Messenger
- INSI Global Inquiry - Report and Recommendations

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Precautions During The Natural Disaster

In today's world, even after all those technical enhancements, satellites, PCs and whether tracking radars, we are still unable to correctly envision about the natural catastrophes.

In cases like these technology is virtually helpless.

I mean, try to imagine a situation in which you are working on the fifteenth floor of a building and the building just get shake, you can imagine the would be fear and horror in your brain. Or maybe you are just sitting on your study room and your fire alarm just start beeping.

In all such cases you need to get ready for those natural calamities, which no-one can exactingly forecast. Tornado : According to the 2008 statistical data there are rather more than 1500 tornadoes in USA alone. Let us first clear some legends about the tornadoes : Parable 1:One should keep the windows of open when the tornado is coming. Fact:In the circumstances of such natural tragedies the most vital things the time, you shouldn't waste it in closing down the windows instead you need to get out and find some place of safety. Parable 2:You must always take the sanctuary at the southwest corner of the building / room when tornadoes coming because almost all of the times tornado follows the northeast trail. Fact:Tornadoes don't precisely follow any trail. In tornadoes, essentially winds are revolving around and they can approach from any direction, so that the best care you can take is to go to the lowest level of the house.

Luckily with the rise of new technology even in terrible situations with awful weather its still possible to get most things that you need. If you need money urgently and you have to take out an online cash advance, the process is very quick nowadays and the cash can be with you within a day.

In the case of natural calamities like tornado there are a couple of things should be there in your place with really easy accessibility like flash-lamp, torch, additional batteries, emergency first aid kit, operational radio, bottled water, things that may generate fire and ready-made food for a minimum of five days. Also you ought to have all of the emergency contact numbers convenient with you. Quake : This is among the most savage and barbarous kind of a natural catastrophe.

All of the parables of nature being loving and caring will be condemned when you'll face the eventuality of a quake. The most unlucky thing is that nobody can envision the tremors even after all those supposed technical advancements. You may be the victim of this final disaster at anytime anywhere. So that the thing is, how should you react precisely in the case of tremor? If at the time of a quake you are within your house then stay there. You ought to have to discover a robust table or bed and take the sanctuary close to a powerful interior wall. You must be exceedingly careful and steer clear of the supporting walls, glass and heavy furniture. At the time of quake the most exposed place in the house is the kitchen and you shouldn't take refuge in your kitchen. If you are lucky enough to get outside the house at the time of the quake then find out an open ground and get out the vicinities of the surrounding buildings. If you're in office then move away from the exterior windows in the heavy furniture is and don't use the electronic lifts.

When you are back on your feet its time to get your life in order. Life insurance is important if you have kids, so try getting some life cover quotes and deciding which company to go with. You might also like to take a look at your finances especially if you've run up some large credit card bills. Specialist debt companies can help you cut your debt and pay less on what you still owe. Try someone who specializes in a debt management program, they should be able to save you a lot of money in the long run.


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