Disaster Supply Kits
Having an emergency disaster supply kits will put the tools you and your family may need at your fingertips. Being prepared will keep you safe. Create a backpack for each family member based on their specific needs. If there is room, include water, food, flashlight and batteries.
Where will you go?
Your home is a great meeting place but you or another family member may experience roads are blocked, bridges out or an evacuation is in effect? Recommend including a 2nd and 3rd rendezvous point -- friend or family member's home in another part of town, work location, etc.
How Will You Reconnect?
In a disaster your landline or cell phone service may be down. Establish a communication plan if you are separated:
Your Disaster Supply Kit should include basic supplies for three to five days. If a family members travels a few miles from home each day they should have an additional kit in their car or workplace. Here's a short list:
Are You Prepared to Administer First Aid?
In disaster situations Emergency Responders and/or Services may be unavailable; basic first aid skills are essential. Typical injuries are broken bones, burns, cuts, deep wounds, sprains, etc. First Aid Training will keep you calm and confident to handle the emergency situation.
How Well Does Your Plan Work?
The final and most important step -- test your plan.
You may decide to invest in additional flashlights, headlamps or even a camping toilet! Figure out where the shut off switches are for your home.
Did you remember items your pets will need?
Be safe, stay alert and be kind.
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