can save lives and reduce public's fear and assist in mitigation measures
such as equipped shelters. Nurses play key roles in disaster preparedness.
Nurses can help in initiating or updating emergency plans at their work
settings as well as being knowledgeable about the disasters that their areas
are vulnerable to. Nurses can inform the public about the shelters
available in the area and the importance of having an emergency family plan
especially when there are family members who have special health needs.