Drop Cover Hold

Drop Cover Hold

  Earthquakes The time to prepare for an earthquake is NOW …not next week or after the shock.  Protect your family by taking the actions on the BEFORE CHECKLIST as soon as you can.  It’s a good idea to make copies of the DURING CHECKLIST and ...
WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

When disaster strikes you and your family may be affected in several ways.  This may range from injuries, physical or emotional, to damage and/or the loss of property.  Remember not to panic and help those who need extra assistance. ASSESS Locate a...
NEIGHBORS

NEIGHBORS

Non-professional first responders, typically perform  70% of all rescues in major disasters. INDIVIDUALS IN NEED OF SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Be sure that your Family Emergency Plan includes the needs of all members of your household. Consider forming ...
Be Safe and Have A Plan

Be Safe and Have A Plan

Think SAFETY and do not take risks. Walk carefully around your property; look for down power lines, water and gas leaks and damage to the structure(s).  Do no enter severely damaged buildings, especially alone .  Wait for help and use safety gear. GAS S...
DANGER KEEP CLEAR

DANGER KEEP CLEAR

VEHICLE AND WORK AREAS MAY BE HAZARDOUS   IF YOU ARE: In a motor vehicle THEN: Stop and seek shelter in a permanent building. If you must remain in your car, keep car windows and vents closed and shut off the air conditioner and heater. IF...
EMERGENCY BROADCAST

EMERGENCY BROADCAST

  Broadcasters, including television, radio, cable operators, satellite television and satellite broadcast radio will transmit emergency alert messages. Area radio stations monitor emergency broadcast from a variety of sources including the...
BEGIN RECOVERY

BEGIN RECOVERY

The emotional toll of a disaster from loss of a business, home, school, job, personal property or loved ones can be devastating.  You may need help from one of the many human service agencies such as the Department of Public Social services and the Department ...
BASIC FIRST AID

BASIC FIRST AID

Your first concern after a disaster is your family’s health and safety.  You need to consider possible safety issues and monitor family health and well-being. CHOKING If the person is unable to speak, cough or breathe, call 911.  If the pro...
DRINKING WATER

DRINKING WATER

In an emergency you can use water already in your water heater tank, plumbing, and in ice cubes.  DO not use water from the reservoir tank of your toilet . Access reserves in the water heater by opening the spigot at the bottom of the tank, attach ...
Ways  To Treat Water

Ways To Treat Water

The instructions below are for treating water of uncertain quality in rare emergency situations in the absence of instructions from local authorities when no other reliable clean water source is available and you have used all of your stored water.  ...