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How can you be prepared when disaster strikes your community?

Create a Family Communication Plan and Emergency Supply Kit
  • Be Informed – Learn what protective measures to take before, during, or after an emergency.
  • Know the phone numbers of where each member of the family can be reached.
  • Pick one person every member of the family must call during an emergency to check in, usually someone out of town.
  • Know the different exit routes from your house.
  • Pick a meeting spot outside your house if you had to get out quickly.
  • Pick a meeting spot if an emergency happened and you couldn’t get home.
  • Make a Plan-Prepare, plan and stay informed for emergencies
  • Different ages of members
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
  • Languages
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals: For more information – Pet Preparedness 
Build a Kit for Emergencies
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist novelettes, 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
Be aware of the different types of emergencies
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