Preparing for Emergencies… What You Should Do!
Emergencies Happen <ul><li>Disasters can strike at anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Having a plan and the tools in place to make ...
Emergency Preparedness <ul><li>Individuals should take three preparedness steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a Kit  </li></u...
Get an Emergency Supply Kit <ul><li>Include basic supplies for your family and pets for three days </li></ul><ul><li>Prepa...
Emergency Supply Kit <ul><li>The larger at-home kit should include the following items: </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><...
Emergency Supply Kit <ul><li>Radio   </li></ul><ul><li>Battery-powered with NOAA  </li></ul><ul><li>weather alert function...
Unique Family Needs <ul><li>Consider your family’s unique needs such as older Americans or individuals with disabilities a...
Preparing for Special Needs
Special Considerations for Your  Family Emergency Plan <ul><li>Older Americans and Individuals with Disabilities and Other...
Emergency Plan for Pets <ul><li>Create a evacuation plan for you, your family, and your pets </li></ul><ul><li>Consider fa...
Pet Emergency Kit Supplies <ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Food, enough for three days </li></ul><ul><li>Water, enough ...
Make a Family Emergency Plan <ul><li>Sit down as a family and plan in advance what you will do in an emergency </li></ul><...
Family Plan Items <ul><li>Out-of-state contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Vital information about each family member </li></ul><ul...
Family Emergency Plan <ul><li>You may not be together as a family when an emergency happens </li></ul><ul><li>Plan in adva...
Family Emergency Plan Elements <ul><li>Out-of-Town Contact  – In an emergency it might be easier to make a phone call out ...
 
Stay or Go? <ul><li>In some situations authorities may urge you to evacuate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hurricane, flood, fire, ...
Escape Routes
Evacuation
Evacuating <ul><li>Plan where you will go; choose several destinations in different directions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan driv...
Shutting Off Utilities   <ul><li>Natural Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Propane </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Electrici...
Be Informed <ul><li>Learn more about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different types of emergencies and their appropriate responses...
Prepare Today! <ul><li>To learn more about how to prepare yourself and your family, visit  www.ready.gov </li></ul><ul><li...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Emergencies - How To Prepare!

174

Published on

Disasters can strike at anytime

Having a plan and the tools in place to make it on your own for a period of time can be crucial

Three simple steps can help you prepare for the unexpected

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
174
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Emergencies can range from inconvenient to devastating. But taking some simple preparedness steps in advance can minimize their impact and make a big difference in ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals, families, businesses, and communities.
  • Emergency preparedness is a personal responsibility. Individuals should take three preparedness steps: Get an Emergency Supply Kit, Make a Family Emergency Plan, and Be Informed about the types of emergencies that can happen in your area and their appropriate responses.
  • First and foremost, you can take some simple steps to prepare yourselves and your families for emergencies. The first step is to get an emergency supply kit. We urge all Americans to have some supplies on hand so that you and your family can survive for three days if an emergency occurs. As we saw in Hurricane Katrina, sometimes it takes first responders a little time to dispatch help, especially to areas that have been flooded. By having some supplies on hand you will be more prepared to handle a situation like that. You should also prepare at least two kits: one for home and a smaller portable kit to take with you if you have to evacuate. Today I will briefly review the supplies we recommend for the larger at-home emergency supply kit. However, a complete list of items we suggest for both kits can be found at www.ready.gov.
  • Nursing mothers, children and sick people and those who live in warm climates may need more water.
  • Older Americans and Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs should develop an emergency plan that includes a personal support network to call on in the event of an emergency. Those with pets should make plans with neighbors, friends, or relatives to make sure someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so.
  • ALWAYS listen to local emergency officials during an emergency. Plan how you will assemble your pets and anticipate where you will go. Research hotels, shelters, kennels that will take pets in the event of an emergency. Develop a buddy system. Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Make sure to include these people in your family emergency plan and tell them where your pet’s emergency kit is located. Get names of vets in other cities where you might need to seek temporary shelter. May want to discuss mirochipping your pets.
  • Make sure you have the appropriate Food and water for three days Medications Back-up Id tags, leash as well as copies of adoption papers, vaccination and medical documents Crate or pet carrier in case you need to evacuate Sanitary supplies-newspapers, trash bags, etc. Always good to have a current picture of you and your pet for id purposes. Toys, treats to make them more comfortable
  • The second step is to make a Family Emergency Plan.
  • The plan on www.Ready.gov has two parts: a full page sheet you should leave at home in a safe place, like your emergency supply kit, and smaller cutout cards to keep in your wallet, purse or backpack.
  • These three issues are some of those addressed the www.ready.gov Family Communication Plan template.
  • In any emergency one of the first most important decisions you will have to make is deciding whether to stay or go.
  • We have reviewed making an emergency supply kit and making a family emergency plan. The third step is to be informed. While many of the steps that you will take to prepare for emergencies are the same, there are important differences that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. www.ready.gov has detailed information to help you be fully informed.
  • Emergencies - How To Prepare!

    1. 1. Preparing for Emergencies… What You Should Do!
    2. 2. Emergencies Happen <ul><li>Disasters can strike at anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Having a plan and the tools in place to make it on your own for a period of time can be crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Three simple steps can help you prepare for the unexpected </li></ul>
    3. 3. Emergency Preparedness <ul><li>Individuals should take three preparedness steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a Kit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Informed </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Get an Emergency Supply Kit <ul><li>Include basic supplies for your family and pets for three days </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare at least two kits: one for home; a smaller portable kit to take with you if you have to leave; and if possible, kits for your office or car </li></ul>
    5. 5. Emergency Supply Kit <ul><li>The larger at-home kit should include the following items: </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Non-perishable - not requiring refrigeration, cooking, or </li></ul><ul><li>water for preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: canned food, granola bars </li></ul><ul><li>Include a manual can opener, if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>One gallon per person and pet per day for </li></ul><ul><li>three days </li></ul><ul><li>Store in clean, sealed plastic bottles </li></ul><ul><li>Need for water can vary based on climate and </li></ul><ul><li>special needs </li></ul>
    6. 6. Emergency Supply Kit <ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Battery-powered with NOAA </li></ul><ul><li>weather alert function </li></ul><ul><li>Extra batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Flashlight </li></ul><ul><li>Extra batteries </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><li>With specific items for your family/personal needs </li></ul><ul><li>Whistle </li></ul><ul><li>To signal for help if trapped </li></ul><ul><li>Wrench or Pliers </li></ul><ul><li>To turn off utilities if necessary </li></ul>
    7. 7. Unique Family Needs <ul><li>Consider your family’s unique needs such as older Americans or individuals with disabilities and other special needs. Some items you may want to add to your kit include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescription medications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra wheelchair batteries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formula or diapers for infants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games or toys to entertain children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For a list of additional items, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>visit www. Ready.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Preparing for Special Needs
    9. 9. Special Considerations for Your Family Emergency Plan <ul><li>Older Americans and Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs – Develop an emergency plan that considers each person’s unique needs, including a personal support network to call on in the event of an emergency </li></ul><ul><li>Pets – Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to make sure someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so </li></ul>
    10. 10. Emergency Plan for Pets <ul><li>Create a evacuation plan for you, your family, and your pets </li></ul><ul><li>Consider family and friends who would be willing to take in you and your pets </li></ul><ul><li>Locate hotels and motels that are pet friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Research local boarding facilities (kennels or veterinary hospitals) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a buddy system </li></ul><ul><li>Plan with neighbors, friends, or relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for pets if you are unable to do so </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your pet’s veterinarian about emergency planning </li></ul><ul><li>Gather contact information for emergency animal treatment </li></ul>
    11. 11. Pet Emergency Kit Supplies <ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Food, enough for three days </li></ul><ul><li>Water, enough for three days </li></ul><ul><li>Pet medications </li></ul><ul><li>Pet first aid kit </li></ul><ul><li>ID tags, harness or leash </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption papers, vaccination documents </li></ul><ul><li>Crate or pet carrier </li></ul><ul><li>Pet litter, paper towels, plastic bags, bleach, </li></ul><ul><li>Picture of you and your pet together </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar items (favorite toys, bedding, treats) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Make a Family Emergency Plan <ul><li>Sit down as a family and plan in advance what you will do in an emergency </li></ul><ul><li>A well thought out plan will allow you to assess the situation, use common sense, and take care of yourself and your loved ones </li></ul>
    13. 13. Family Plan Items <ul><li>Out-of-state contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Vital information about each family member </li></ul><ul><li>Where to go in an emergency </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information </li></ul>
    14. 14. Family Emergency Plan <ul><li>You may not be together as a family when an emergency happens </li></ul><ul><li>Plan in advance how to get in touch with each other and get back together </li></ul><ul><li>www.ready.gov has a template to help you get started </li></ul>
    15. 15. Family Emergency Plan Elements <ul><li>Out-of-Town Contact – In an emergency it might be easier to make a phone call out of town; designate a contact out-of-town to take roll and relay information for your family </li></ul><ul><li>School and Work Plans – Learn about the emergency plans at your workplace and at your children’s schools </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Places – Choose two places to meet: one in the neighborhood; one outside of the neighborhood </li></ul>
    16. 17. Stay or Go? <ul><li>In some situations authorities may urge you to evacuate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hurricane, flood, fire, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In other situations, staying where you are and avoiding danger is best </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If air is contaminated or there are large amounts of debris in the air </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listen to instructions from local emergency management officials </li></ul>
    17. 18. Escape Routes
    18. 19. Evacuation
    19. 20. Evacuating <ul><li>Plan where you will go; choose several destinations in different directions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan driving routes; have maps and alternate routes </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not have a car, know public transportation options </li></ul><ul><li>Take your Emergency Supply Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Lock your door </li></ul><ul><li>Take your pets; plan out what pet friendly lodging you will go to in advance </li></ul>
    20. 21. Shutting Off Utilities <ul><li>Natural Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Propane </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul>
    21. 22. Be Informed <ul><li>Learn more about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different types of emergencies and their appropriate responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which emergencies are more likely to affect your area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The emergency plans in your community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit www.ready.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit www.healthelinks.com </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. Prepare Today! <ul><li>To learn more about how to prepare yourself and your family, visit www.ready.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Pitts </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Bio Defense & Emergency Response </li></ul><ul><li>928-718-4964 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mohave County Health Dept. Web Site: </li></ul><ul><li>www.healthelinks.com </li></ul>
    1. A particular slide catching your eye?

      Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

    ×