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Emergency Plan & Supply Kit

Create an Emergency Plan

q Meet with household members and discuss the dangers of fire, severe weather, earthquakes, and other emergencies.

q Discuss how to respond to each disaster that could occur.

q Discuss what to do about power outages and personal injuries.

q Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape routes from each room.

q Learn how to turn off the water, gas, and electricity at main switches.

q Post emergency telephone numbers near telephones.

q Teach children how and when to call 911, police, and fire.

q Instruct household members to turn on the radio for emergency information.

q Pick one out-of-state and one local friend or relative for family members to call if separated by disaster (it is often easier to call out-of-state than within the affected area).

q Teach children how to make long distance telephone calls.

q Pick two meeting places, one near your home in case of a fire, one outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home after a disaster.

q Keep family records in a water-and fireproof container.


Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit

Gather supplies you might need in an emergency. Store them in an easy-to-carry container, such as a backpack or duffel bag. Include:

q A supply of water (one gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.

q A supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.

q A change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes.

q Blankets or sleeping bags.

q A first aid kit and prescription medications.

q An extra pair of glasses.

q A battery-powered radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries.

q Credit cards and cash.

q An extra set of car keys.

q A list of family physicians.

q A list of important family information; the style and serial number of medical devices, such as pacemakers.

q Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members.


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