Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Emergency Preparedness

Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
  -  Winter Weather
  -  Floods
  -  Landslides and Mudslides
  -  Lightning
  -  Earthquakes
  -  Hurricanes
  -  Tornadoes
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Be Informed: Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency
Make A Plan: Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; and how you will get back together.
Build A Kit: You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
Individuals with Disabilities or Access Needs or Functional Needs: If you have a disability or an access need or functional needs, you may need to take additional steps to prepare for emergencies.[Source:]

Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
[Source: U.S. EPA]

Home-Use Medical Devices: How to Prepare for and Handle Power Outages for Medical Devices that Require Electricity
[Source: U.S. FDA]