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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 2

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 2


When a disaster strikes it is usually sudden and swift. The key to survival is preparation. There are steps you can take to protect yourselves and help cope with disaster if you plan ahead. Using this checklist will assist in the planning and preparation. Use these ideas and prepare a personal emergency plan that is suited to your area. Make the plan visible and known to all family members. If you need additional information contact your local fire department, American Red Cross, or local emergency management offices.

GET EDUCATED AND INFORMED

CREATE AN EMERGENCY PLAN

PREPARE A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT
Put together supplies needed in the event of an evacuation and store in an easy-to-carry bag or pack:

  • Have a supply of one gallon of water per person per day. Store and change water every three months.
  • A supply of nonperishable food and hand can opener.
  • A change of clothing, rain gear and some sturdy shoes.
  • Sleeping bags, space blanket, and blankets.
  • A first aid kit and any prescriptions medications.
  • An extra pair of glasses.
  • A battery or solar powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
  • Cash, coin, credit cards and an extra set of car keys.
  • A list for family doctors, important information, serial numbers of important property.
  • Special items for infants, elderly of disabled family members


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