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Disaster can strike without warning, forcing you to go for days without basic necessities or to evacuate your home. Relief workers will be on scene following a disaster, but may not be able to help you immediately.
You need to be prepared. Knowing the steps to take during a disaster - whether flooding, tornadoes, fires or another crisis - can greatly reduce the danger and distress your family may face. This website and links are designed to help you and your family plan for a variety of emergency situations and the recovery afterward.
Having a plan is one of the most important steps you can take in disaster preparedness. Knnowing what to do and how to do it can help your family manage disasters with less worry, fear and uncertainty.
- Decide what you and your family would do in each potential emergency situation.
- Draw a floor plan of your home showing escape routes.
- Choose a place away from your neighborhood where family members can meet in case you are separated and cannot return home due to a disaster.
- Identify a friend or relative who lives out of the area for family members to contact if you are separated.
- Post emergency numbers by every phone and teach children how and when to dial 9-1-1. (See 911 Guide under the Police Department Tab)
- Know how to shut off the water, gas, and electricity at the main switches in your home.
- Plan how to help elderly or disabled neighbors in a disaster.
- Check that your insurance ploicies are up-to-date and provide good coverage.
Preparing a Disaster Supply Kit
Having a disaster supply kit to take with you at a moment's notice ensures that you will have necessary supplies no matter how fast you may need to evacuate. Pack supplies in duffel bags or backpacks and keep them in a designated place. Your kit will also come in handy if you must take shelter in your home. This list will help ensure that your disaster supply kit includes all of the essentials.
- Pack at least one gallon per person per day for at least three (3) days.
- Store water in a tightly sealed, nonbreakable plastic, fiberglass or enamel-lined metal containers.
- Change your water every six months
- Pack enough food to last each family member at least three days.
- Include canned and boxed foods because they require little preparation and stay good for long periods of time. Remember to bring a manual can opener or to buy food in self-opening cans.
- Pack foods in sealed metal or plastic containers.
- Replace foods every six months.
- Include foods for infants and family members with special diets.
Tools and Equipment
- Battery-Powered radio
- Spare batteries
- Resealable plastic bags
- Washcloths and towels
- Paper cups and plates and plastic utensils
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and other toiletries
- Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags
- Change of clothing and an extra pair of shoes and socks for each person
- Blankets or a sleeping bag for each person
- Personal Identification
- Copies of birth and marriage certificates, inventory of household goods, bank account numbers and other important documents
- Extra car and house keys
- Prescription medications
First Aid Kit Essentials
- Adhesive bandages and triangular bandages
- Antacid and Antidiarreah medication
- Antibiotic ointment
- Aspirin and non aspirin pain reliever
- Cleansing agent (isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide,soap,germicide)
- Cotton Balls/ Gauze Pads and rolls
- Latex gloves
- Moist towelettes
- Needle and Safety pins
- Petroleum Jelly
- Thermometer and tongue depressors
- Cold and heat packs