WHEN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OCCUR: STAY INFORMED!

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EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT AND PLANNING TIPS

If a disaster or an emergency should hit your area, it's important to make sure you are prepared.  Here are some tips to follow in case you are faced with a worst case scenario.   


• Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.
• Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.
• Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.
• Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
• Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
• Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
• Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.
• Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and an Emergency Supply Kit.
• Use a NOAA Weather Radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.
• Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.

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Emergency Supply Kit   

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Note:  It's important to make sure the kit is ready to go and it contains enough supplies to last several days

Basic Emergency Supplies Kit

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Last Updated: August 1, 2017 1:08 PM

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