Emergency Plan

Research
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Find out which disasters could occur in your area.
2
Ask how to prepare for each disaster.
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Ask how you would be warned of an emergency.
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Learn your community's evacuation routes.
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Ask about special assistance for elderly or disabled persons.
6
Ask your workplace about emergency plans.
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Learn about emergency plans for your children?s school or day care center.
Create an Emergency Plan
1
Meet with household members to discuss the dangers of fire, severe weather, earthquakes and other emergencies.
2
Explain how to respond to emergencies.
3
Find the safe spots in your home for each type of disaster.
4
Discuss what to do about power outages and personal injuries.
5
Draw a floor plan of your home and mark two escape routes from each room.
6
Show family members where to shut off the water, power, and gas and have placed the tools at each location.
7
Post emergency telephone numbers near telephones.
8
Know the location of the nearest police, fire station, and hospital.
9
Your children know how to get help from neighbors and 911.
10
Instruct household members to turn on the radio for emergency information.
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Pick one out-of-state and one local friend or relative for family members to call if separated during a disaster.
12
Teach children your out-of-state contact's phone numbers.
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Pick two emergency meeting places: A place near your home in case of a fire and a place outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home after a disaster.
14
Take a basic first aid and CPR class.
15
Keep family records in a water and fire-proof container.
Items to include in a Disaster Supplies Kit
1
Drinking water (3-6 day supply).
2
Food (3-6 day supply, requires no cooking, high energy).
3
Manual can opener
4
Flashlight (check batteries regularly).
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Portable radio (check batteries regularly).
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Spare batteries.
7
First aid kit and prescription medications.
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A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
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Blankets or sleeping bags.
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Light sticks (safer than candles).
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An extra pair of glasses.
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Credit cards and cash.
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An extra set of car keys.
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A list of family physicians.
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A list of important family information; the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers.
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Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
Plan Ahead
1
Look around your house for potential hazards.
2
Secure heavy pictures and mirrors onto walls away from beds.
3
Place heavy objects on lower shelves.
4
Strap water heaters to wall studs.
5
Keep chimneys and vents free from dirt and debris.
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Store flammable products away from potential heat sources.
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