Would you be ready if there was an emergency? Be prepared: throughout September there will be activities across the country to promote emergency preparedness.
Check out this week's National Preparedness Flyer
Week 3: How To:
Build an Emergency Kit
Whether you are sheltering in place or forced to evacuate at a moment’s notice, take steps now to create an emergency supply kit of food, water and other supplies to last at least 72 hours (and up to two weeks). You should have emergency kits for your home, office, school, and vehicle. You never know where you will be during an emergency. It’s good to involve all members of the family while assembling your kit. Among others, consider special requirements of the elderly, pets, people with access and functional needs, and young children
It’s easy enough to find packaged emergency kits at local and on-line retailers. An economical option is to prepare your own kit. FEMA has great ideas to get you started.
What if you have to leave and leave quickly? Which photographs will you take? Where are you passports and birth certificates? Find out which important, hard-to-replace documents you’ll want to prepare in advance and how.
Did you know the minimum recommended amount of water is one gallon per person, per day? Have you considered how much you’ll need for drinking, cooking, and hygiene? Learn more about storing food and water supplies, courtesy of the American Red Cross
Join the Photo Contest and Post on Social Media:
CCALAC’s Disaster Preparedness Program will select the best photo and announce the winner September 30. The winning organization will receive an awesome preparedness prize.