Emergency Preparedness

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The three most important components to personal emergency preparedness are:

  1. 1. Build a Supply Kit:
    • At minimum 72 hours' worth of supplies for every person in your home/family.
    • Should have a kit for your home, car, and office
    • Need to create a kit that you can move i.e. on wheels or in a backpack
    • Include copies of critical documents placed inside a plastic Ziploc bag: medical insurance card, homeowners insurance, etc.
    • Be sure to develop a kit for pet: Food, Water, extra rope, first aid kit, plastic bags for waste clean up
  2. 2. Create an evacuation plan:
    • Evacuation routes and regrouping location surrounding your home
    • Evacuation routes from your neighborhood
    • Practice evacuating your home and neighborhood at least twice a year
  3. 3. Develop a family communication plan & stay informed:
    • Write down family member's phone numbers
      • Numbers should include cell, home, and work even if you remember them. Stress changes the way we think and recall information.
    • Designate an out of state contact person to use as a message relay
      • Ensure the out of state contact is aware of their role. No long conversations
      • During Shakeout, call your out of state contact to practice.
    • Generate a list of medications and medical assistance devices
      • Medication List should include: Purpose, Frequency, Dose, and Name
      • Medical Assistance Device: eye glass prescription, C-pap machine, walkers, etc.
    • Inventory of Equipment and skills of those in your household who can assist with the response
    • City/Community Communication

Click here to view/download the Emergency Kit flyer

Click here to visit our Emergency Preparedness Response page