Planning

  • Many recognize the value of storing food and water for emergencies. The following list is intended to jar your memory and increase awareness of a few other items that you might easily overlook when developing an emergency storage plan.

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  • Child Safety

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    Disasters can cause panic, fear, and greatly traumatize those involved. Preparation for these conditions ahead of time can minimize the stress of the event, and promote safety for you and your children.

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  • Emergency Fire Safety

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    The following information is taken from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/statistics/national/

    A fire can engulf a structure in a matter of minutes. Understanding the basic characteristics of fire and learning the proper safety practices can be the key to surviving a house or building fire. (...)

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  • Even though we cannot predict or prevent earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, or other natural cataclysmic events, we can prepare our families to cope and survive as optimally as possible. Learning what communication options are available during and after a disaster will bring confidence that you can better protect you and your loved ones. Establish a "meeting place" where family members can gather in the event of an emergency. You may want to select a local school or church. (...)

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  • Evacuation Plan

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    In an emergency, it's important to have a plan so you know what to do amid the chaos. A major part of that is an emergency evacuation plan. (...)

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  • Natural disasters and emergencies may not normally occur while you are at home where your emergency supplies and food storage are kept. Because of this, it is important to have an emergency plan for the various places your family spends time. Our homes, schools and workplaces should have site-specific preparations for an emergency. (...)

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  • Welcome!

    We’re glad you are here.  If you are new to preparedness or “prepping”, this is a great place to start.  Please keep reading.

    Here we’re going to discuss the whys for getting prepared, and recommend some ways to get started.  It can feel daunting, but with a little insight and direction, we hope to arm you with the information you need to move forward and make the preparations that fit you and your situation. (...)

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  • Planning for an Emergency

    A well-thought-out emergency plan can help your family face a crisis with confidence. Because a disaster can devastate most, if not all, aspects of a person’s life, it’s important to prepare for the worst (while hoping for the best, of course). Disasters can occur on a small scale, such as a house fire or downed power line, or on a regional scale as with a hurricane or an earthquake. Whatever the disaster may be, a thorough emergency plan will cover all your bases. (...)

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  • Unfortunately, there are times when an emergency evacuation from your home is absolutely necessary. When the time to evacuate comes, make sure you’re prepared with the information and emergency supplies you need. Here are some questions and information regarding emergency evacuation.

    Question #1: Where should I go when I evacuate?

    It’s wise to make a plan with your family to meet at a designated location or locations during an evacuation. (...)

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  • Even though we can’t prevent earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, or other disruptive events, learning what communication options are available during and after a disaster will help you better protect yourself and your loved ones. Establishing a meeting place where family members will gather in an emergency is vital. You may want to select a local school or church. You should also have a communication plan in case you can’t meet. An out-of-state contact can be key to sending and receiving messages during an emergency. (...)

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