Gcsv2011 ready or not-rebekah de line

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Gcsv2011 ready or not-rebekah de line

  1. 1. Ready or Not They Will Come Rebekah DeLine Director of Community Services American Red Cross, St. Joseph County Chapter October 13, 2011
  2. 2. Question… <ul><li>Why don’t you prepare for disasters? </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 Reasons People Don’t Prepare for Disasters: <ul><li>It won’t happen to me. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s too expensive. </li></ul><ul><li>It will take too much time. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know where to start. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s someone else’s (spouse, parents, etc.) job. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question… <ul><li>Why should you prepare </li></ul><ul><li>for disasters? </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5 Reasons People Should Prepare for Disasters: <ul><li>Disasters happen – and they do not discriminate. </li></ul><ul><li>Not preparing can be WAY more expensive than preparing. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting a little at a time – prepartions don’t have to take forever. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many resources to help you start – we’ll help! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s everyone’s job to prepare. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reality Check <ul><li>Disasters do happen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preliminary reports of 1792 tornadoes in 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>546 deaths from tornadoes in 2011 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disasters are expensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From 1950-1995, tornadoes caused approximately $1,650,000,000 worth of damages to Indiana an average of $35,874,624 per year 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Everyone is responsible for preparing </li></ul>1 www. nws.noaa.gov
  7. 7. Reality Check <ul><li>29,857 fires as of June 2, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 3.45 million acres burned (largest amount since records started in 2000) </li></ul>1 www. crh.noaa.gov ( Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)
  8. 8. The Midwest Is Unprepared <ul><li>In 2007, the results of a poll 2 of over 2500 households showed that the Midwest (including Indiana) scored the lowest in the following preparedness markers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Percentage of individuals who: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have an evacuation plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have a disaster supply kit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have designated a contact outside of the area </li></ul></ul></ul>2 Poll conducted by Harris Interactive
  9. 9. What Would YOU Do? <ul><li>Burning House Website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.theburninghouse.com </li></ul></ul>“ If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question .”
  10. 10. Three Actions
  11. 11. Get a Kit <ul><li>Water (1 gallon per person, per day) </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Flashlights & Batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Battery-powered Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Blankets & Clothing </li></ul>
  12. 12. Get a Kit <ul><li>Special Population (babies, pets, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Pet Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Cash and Coins </li></ul><ul><li>Important Documents </li></ul>
  13. 13. Get a Kit <ul><li>Update and review the kit twice a year </li></ul>
  14. 14. Make a Plan <ul><li>Evacuation Near Home & Far From Home </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter in Safe Place </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul>
  15. 15. Make a Plan <ul><li>Make sure everyone in the family knows the plan—review it twice a year </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you practice! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Get Informed <ul><li>Know what may happen and how you can help </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how local authorities will notify you </li></ul><ul><li>Learn what you can do to prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Share what you have learned </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation , we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>~ Joseph Campbell </li></ul>
  18. 18. Disaster Response <ul><li>Every community has people who work on preparedness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Homeland Security Districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Emergency Planning Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Cross </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Disaster Response <ul><li>Mandated Coordination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Response Framework (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Service Functions (ESF) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Incident Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HAM Radios, 800 MZ radios </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. ESFs <ul><li>15 ESF functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinating Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: ESF 6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Agency: DHS/FEMA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinating Agency: DHS/FEMA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support: HUD, DOT, CNCS, NVOAD, Red Cross, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Volunteers <ul><li>Trained Volunteers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Red Cross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Baptist Disaster Relief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Methodist Committee on Relief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salvation Army </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.invoad.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nvoad.org </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Next Steps <ul><ul><li>I am going to take this action: _________ in the next month. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am going to look at this website: __________ in the next month. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am going to speak to this person: _________ in the next month. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Thank You!
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebekah DeLine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Red Cross, St. Joseph County </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(574) 234-0191 x 33 </li></ul></ul>

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