a. Find out what can happen in your area. Learn what to do before, during and after every disaster.
b. Create a Disaster Plan for your family and business include:
- Meeting places for family members
- Out of state contact person
- Post your Important Phone Numbers.
- Review the check list “How Safe is Your House?”
- Know how to shut off your utilities.
- Know how to “Report an Emergency.”
c. Practice and Maintain your plan.
2. Prepare items for Quick Action
a. Prepare a 3 Day Evacuation Kit.
b. Have a 1st Aid Kit.
c. Have at least ½ tank of Gas in your vehicle.
d. Keep cash on hand in smaller bills.
e. Review your Action Plan Checklist.
3. Preparing for up to 1 year
a. Store Food.
b. Store Water and know how to purify it.
c. Gather and put in place the 40+ most over looked items.
d. Take inventory of your possessions at home and work.
e. Review your insurance policies.
f. Keep immunizations current.
g. Consider: Clothing, Shelter, Heat, Light, Fuel, Cooking and Sanitation items.
4. Long Term – Self Sufficiency
a. Gardening, Canning, and Dehydrating.
b. Alternative Energy – Wind/Solar/Generator/Geothermal
c. Alternative Shelter – Bomb Shelter
d. Communications - Ham Radio.
5. Complete Preparedness – Review your situation with the following
6. Recovery – Learn the steps taken to return to normal life.
7. Mitigate- Actions taken to prevent or reduce the effects of future disasters.
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