Preparedness Series

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Disaster Preparedness-Continuing Series 1:

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Are you prepared for the next disaster? They do not make appointments!

Though a disaster may never directly affect you,  preparedness is “Peace of Mind”- just in case.

Develop a family emergency plan.

In case of a tragic catastrophe. One cannot exclusively depend on emergency people, because they’ll be struggling to help lots of other people who’ll need assistance, after a big tragedy. Many stores and banking companies will likely be closed, utilities could potentially be shut down, and buildings and roadways could become way too risky to use.

Each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations you make. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.

It is very important to become self-sufficient by keeping a survival kit in the house or vehicle, workplace or school, considering that no-one can anticipate exactly where we’ll be whenever a disaster strikes.

And your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, plan how you will contact one another.

-Who to call?

-Where to meet?

-What to pack?

Keep in mind your family’s health and safety needs.

A disaster supply kit can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable during and after a disaster.

Updated medical first aid kit:

In the home:

Toilet paper, sanitizer, soap.

Paper towels.

Minimum 3 days of bottled water for each family member and your pet(s).

Prescriptions and medications.

Canned meats and vegetables, and don’t forget the can opener.

Purchase LED headlamps one for each person in the family, now you have hands free light where ever you need it without the danger of accidental fires. NO CANDLES!!!

Flashlights and extra batteries.

A rescue whistle, yup, a whistle. Many lives have been saved by using one of them.

Extra clothing and blankets.

Books and Games

Matches in a waterproof container.

Portable battery operated radio.

Cell phone.

Charger devices in case the power goes out.

Plastic trash bags with sealer ties.

Paper plates and plastic eating utensils.

In a pinch, you can use the water in the toilet tank.

In the car:

Family members Fast-trac for Life USB medical emergency information flash drive.

(Never leave home without it!)

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Full tank of gas in car.

Cash, photo copies of your identification and credit cards.

First aid kit.

Toilet paper, sanitizer, soap.

Paper towels.

Cell phone and charger.

Water (case in trunk).

Basic tool kit.

A rescue whistleCritical

Jumper cables and emergency road flags.

Knowledge of your local area.

Snacks for pets

Snack food.

Warm clothes and blankets.

Local & State street map.

Small shovel.

Stay out of flood waters!

According to U.S. National Weather Service: 50% of flood fatalities are vehicle-related. ‘Turn around and avoid drowning’.

Always check on neighbors before, during and after emergencies!

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