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Emergency Preparedness

7 Steps to Emergency Preparedness

  1. Create a Plan of Action and Know what to do
    1. Find out what can happen in your area. Learn what to do before, during and after every disaster. 
    2. Create a Disaster Plan for your family and business include: 
      • Evacuation
      • 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.”
    3. Practice and Maintain your plan.
  2. Prepare items for Quick Action
    1. Prepare a 3 Day Evacuation Kit. 
    2. Have a 1st Aid Kit.
    3. Have at least ½ tank of Gas in your vehicle. 
    4. Keep cash on hand in smaller bills. 
    5. Review your Action Plan Checklist.
  3. Preparing for up to 1 year
    1. Store Food. 
    2. Store Water and know how to purify it. 
    3. Gather and put in place the 40+ most over looked items.
    4. Take inventory of your possessions at home and work. 
    5. Review your insurance policies.  
    6. Keep immunizations current. 
    7. Consider: Clothing, Shelter, Heat, Light, Fuel, Cooking and Sanitation items.
  4. Long Term – Self Sufficiency
    1. Gardening, Canning, and Dehydrating. 
    2. Alternative Energy – Wind/Solar/Generator/Geothermal
    3. Alternative Shelter – Bomb Shelter
    4. Communications - Ham Radio.
  5. Complete Preparedness – Review your situation with the following
    1. Financial
    2.  Temporal 
    3. Physical
    4. Spiritual 
    5. Educational 
    6. Vocational
  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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