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Why be Prepared
Emergency preparedness is not the sole concern of government agencies for earthquakes, those who live in "Tornado Alley"; or Gulf and East Coast residents because of hurricanes. During a lifetime, most communities will be impacted by several types of disasters. We also travel more than ever before; to areas impacted by disasters they may not be at risk of near their homes. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
Some of the basic protective actions are similar for multiple disasters. For example, safety is necessary when experiencing all disasters, whether this means evacuating or sheltering depends on the specific emergency. Developing a family communications plan or making an emergency supply kit are the same for natural or manmade disasters.
Make a Plan
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school, faith organizations, sports events and commuting. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.
Survival Kit Storage Locations
Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, office, school and your vehicles.
Your Emergency Survival Kit should contain essential emergency supplies for at least three days. Keep your Survival Kits in a designated place and have them ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the Survival Kit is kept.
Additionally, you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks.
Work and School
You need to be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Make sure you have essential emergency supplies and other necessities like medicines in your Survival Kit. Also, be sure to have comfortable walking shoes at your workplace in case an evacuation requires walking long distances.
Your Survival Kit should be in one container and ready to “grab and go” in case you are evacuated from your workplace.
Be Prepared For Emergencies While Traveling
In case you are stranded, keep an emergency Car Kit of supplies in your vehicle.
Be prepared for an emergency by keeping your gas tank full and if you find yourself stranded, be safe and stay in your car, put on your flashers, call for help and wait until it arrives.