National Preparedness Month - Disasters Don't Wait, Make Your Plan Today!
Workers across the US are returning to work and getting back to a new ‘normal’. Children are returning to schools and we are trying to navigate through the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we need to make sure that we are fully equipped for any type of situation which may occur at any time. With September being National Preparedness Month here in the US, it’s the perfect time to make sure you are fully prepared for emergency situations! Take a look at our preparedness guide and educate yourselves and your family with these easy to follow steps.
Make A Plan Today.
Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Practice your plan, and make sure that all members of the family fully understand the importance of this plan being in place and carried out effectively.
Build a Kit.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
- Water (one gallon 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
- First aid kit - Bleed Control Kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle (to signal for help)
- Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
- 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 and a backup battery
Store your items in sealed, air tight containers and make sure they are stored in easy to carry bags such as backpacks of duffel bags. These also need to be weatherproof and easily accessible when disaster strikes! Don’t forget important prescription medications if these are needed, and be sure to think about the specific needs of vulnerable members of your family such as children and senior citizens.
Prepare For Disasters.
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.
Teach Youth About Preparedness.
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved, and the important role they’ll play in keeping the whole family safe.
Practice Makes Perfect.
Once you have all parts of your preparedness plan ready, be sure to keep it up to date. Take time to practice your plan with all members of the family and even turn it into a game. Time yourselves on the first run through, and practice doing it faster the next time. This will make the experience enjoyable for the family and may even avoid panic when it’s time for the real thing!
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