- Emergency Preparedness -


How to Prepare for an Emergency
Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least three (3) days. Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit with items you may need in an evacuation. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffel bags, or covered trash containers.

Include:
  • A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil.
  • One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person.
  • A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications.
  • Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries.
  • An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash, or traveler's checks.
  • Sanitation supplies.
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members.
  • Keep important family documents in a waterproof container. Keep a smaller kit in the trunk of your car.
Emergency Vehicle Kit:
  • Battery powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
  • Blankets
  • Booster cables
  • Fire extinguisher (5lb. ABC type)
  • Bottled water and non-perishable high energy food
  • Maps, shovel, flares
  • Tire repair kit and pump
If Disaster Strikes....
Remain calm and patient.

Check For Injuries
Give first aid and get help for seriously injured people.

Listen to your battery powered radio for news and instructions
Evacuate, if advised to do so and invoke your Family Communications Plan. Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes.

Check for damage in your home....
  • Use flashlights - do not light matches or turn on electrical switches, if you suspect damage.
  • Check for fire, fire hazards and other household hazards.
  • Sniff for gas leaks, starting at the water heater. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off the main gas valve, open windows, and get everyone outside quickly.
  • Shut off any other damaged utilities.
  • Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, gasoline and other flammable liquids immediately.
Remember to....
  • Confine or secure your pets.
  • Call your family contact-do not use the telephone again unless it is a life-threatening emergency.
  • Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or disabled persons.
  • Make sure you have an adequate water supply in case service is cut off.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.

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