Be Prepared for Emergencies

October 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

The likelihood that you and your family will survive an emergency depends on whether you have the tools and plans in place to make it on your own, at least for a period of time, when disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense.

Here are some of the things you can do to prepare for an emergency, whether it’s a natural or manmade disaster:

  • Create an emergency supplies kit. Include: a gallon of water per person for drinking and sanitation; a three-day supply of non-perishable foods; warm clothes and a sleeping bag for each family member; filter masks; duct tape and heavyweight garbage bags or plastic sheeting to seal windows and doors
  • Make a plan for what you will do in an emergency. Develop a family communication plan, including how you will contact one another. Create a plan to shelter-in-place and a plan to get away.
  • Be informed about what might happen. While many of the things you do to prepare are the same for both natural and manmade emergencies, there are significant differences in the decisions you make and the actions to take among potential terrorist threats. Learn what to do about biological, chemical, explosive, nuclear and radiological threats, and other emergencies at ready.gov.

Source: Ready.gov

Entry filed under: Safety.

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