Three Steps to Preparedness
- Three-day supply of water (one gallon per person, per
- Three-day supply of non-perishable packaged or
- Manual can opener
- Sanitation and hygiene items
- A change of
clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
- Blankets or
- A first aid kit and prescription
- An extra pair of glasses
- A battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries
- Credit cards and cash
- A list of family
- Pet supplies
- Map of the
- Photocopies of personal
- Arrange for someone to check on you at the time of a
- Assess yourself and your household. Identify the
personal abilities and limitations that may affect your response to
- Know the safe places in your home in case you
need to shelter during extreme weather events.
emergency phone numbers near your phone.
- Keep support items
like wheelchairs and walkers in a designated place.
about the emergency plans and procedures that exist in your
- Plan the best and quickest escape routes out of
your home and evacuation routes out of your neighborhood.
- If you receive home care, check with your case manager to see
what their plan is in times of emergency.
- If you live in a
senior community, become familiar with any disaster notification
plans that may already exist.
- Plan for your pets or service
- Find out which disaster could occur in your area.
how to prepare for each disaster.
- Utilize emergency
- NOAA All Hazards weather radio
- Local Emergency Alert
system WBAP 820 AM)
- TV Broadcasts
- Outdoor warning
- Reverse Emergency Telephone Notification
- Highway messaging
- Local Volunteer Fire Departments
- Door-to-Door Warnings from Local Emergency Officials