What you’re doing wrong to prepare for natural disasters

If your first instinct when hearing of a storm approaching is assuming it won’t be that bad, you need to rethink your strategy.

Unfortunately, storms, earthquakes and a whole range of other catastrophes are inevitable in certain regions, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer the brunt of it. Along with being physically prepared, including stocking up on flashlights and bread, those in disaster-prone areas (and even those who don’t think they are) must be mentally prepared, said Howard Kunreuther and Robert Meyer, co-directors of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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