FINAL THOUGHTS ON RISKS
FEMA also advises that an integral part of assessing your risks is knowing how you will be notified in the event of an emergency. Find out from local government emergency management how you will be notified for each kind of disasters, both natural and man-made. You should also inquire about alert and warning systems for workplace, schools and other locations. Methods of getting your attention vary from community to community. One common method is to broadcast via emergency radio and TV broadcasts. You might hear a special siren, or get a telephone call, or in rare circumstances, volunteers and emergency workers may go door-to-door.
In some ways risk is also a matter of your perspective. Different people, different ideologies, even different governments perceive some risks differently. For example, some people think we are at great risk due to the effects of Global Warming, or we are on the brink of a world- wide energy crisis due to oil depletion, while others continue to doubt the veracity of such claims. For that matter, there are those that believe we are at risk of an alien invasion, or zombie apocalypse!
The point is, if you take the necessary and proper action to prepare for acknowledged risks, you will be better prepared for all risks... known and unknown!