While most people think of FEMA as the agency that only coordinates disaster relief efforts, it also provides services and information related to disaster preparedness. The Ready.gov site has a plethora of information, Ready, prepare, plan and stay informed to assist individuals, families and communities for disaster preparedness. Check out FEMA’s publication, or follow its advice and become informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved in preparing you and your family for before during and after an emergency. The life you save may be your own or your family members.
- by Suzanne
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- posted in Be ready for the first 72 hours, Emergency Survival Kit for One, Emergency/Disaster Preparation, Two person Survival Kit
Here’s the list, get these things together and you will be ready.
+3-day supply of non perishable food(dried fruit/nuts, canned tuna, peanut butter, etc.)
+First aid kit
+Sleeping bags or warm blankets
+Change of clothes to last 3 days
+Matches in a water proof container
+Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap
+Paper plates, cups, and utensils
+Water- one to two gallons per person/pet per day
+Battery powered or hand cranked radio
+Flashlights with extra batteries
+Cell phone with charger
+Whistle to signal for help
+Books, deck of cards, games or puzzles
+A favorite stuffed animal or blanket
+ Copies of all your important documents in a water proof container
Make sure these items are in one place, so you don’t waste precious time looking for them.
What if an emergency or disaster strikes while you are away from home? Do you have an auto emergency kit in your trunk? Your car can provide you with some shelter, but what about food, water, blankets or bedding, mini first aid bag, an emergency radio, flashlight, change of clothes, personal hygiene and sanitation items, things that will get you through the emergency safely and comfortably while waiting for help to arrive. Make your own auto emergency kit or check out ours.
- by Suzanne
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- posted in Emergency or Disaster Important Documents to have, Emergency/Disaster Preparation, General Information
Besides having your basic needs of food, water, shelter, personal hygiene, sanitation and clothing met, what about those important household and personal papers or documents? Whether you shelter in place or have to evacuate, do you have those important documents in one place? If you have only 30 minutes to leave, can you put your hands on them in a minute? What important documents?: your insurance(life, car house,health), mortgage, title to your house, rental agreement, car papers, will, trust, emergency contact information, bank cards/documents, relatives’ names and addresses, medical/dental information, lawyer, doctor(s), pets and family members names, ages who live at your residence, place of employment, passport, driver’s license, credit cards and contact phone numbers, and important family photos? If you had to leave everything behind, and were still alive, wouldn’t it be some consolation, that you had those important documents and pictures with you. Start gathering those important documents and put them in one place today. If not now, when?