Before you can help others, you must first be
prepared to help yourself and your family. In this part, you will find
important information about building your family’s resilience to
Frequently Asked Question: What is family resilience to disaster?
Resilience is the ability of your family to bounce back
and recover quickly from disasters in a healthy way. An analogy of
resilience is a beach ball in water. When pushed under water the ball
may be stressed (compressed) by the surrounding pressure, but it can
resurface quickly near its original shape and position. People who take
action to prepare their home and family for emergencies recover from
crisis more quickly and safely; and, strengthen their position from
which to help others in need.