Be Prepared in an Emergency
This year the Focus of the National Preparedness Month is to encourage everyone to take 4 important preparedness steps to prepare for and respond to potential Emergencies:
- Get a kit- Assemble items that are basic to survival for at least 3 days– water, food, first-aid kit, dust mask (more comprehensive list below).
- Make A Plan – Make sure you have a family emergency plan so you know how to contact one another if disaster strikes when you are together.
- Be Informed – Learn about what to do during the different emergencies most common in the area you live.
- Get Involved-After preparing yourself and your family for possible emergencies by getting a kit, making a plan and being informed, take the next step and get involved in preparing your community.
National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
FEMA Recommendations for Emergency Kits
- Water for 3 days, a gal per day/person
- 3 days supply of non-perishable food
- Sanitation items such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer
- First aid kit
- Photocopies of credit cards and identification cards
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap
- And other things that would be appropriate for your family such as baby diapers, hearing aids, contact lenses and solution/glasses, etc.
Supplies could be kept in a special cabinet. For more information please visit: http://www.ready.gov/kitRead More Environmental Resources