National Preparedness Month week 1
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
SEPTEMBER 1 – 9
Make a plan yourself, family and friends.
Would your family be ready? Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disaster could affect your area.
Put together a plan by discussing these 6 questions with your family household to start your emergency plan. Consider the specific needs to your household.
1. What items will we need to sustain for at least three days?
2. What is my shelter plan?
3. What is our evacuation route?
4. Where will we meet if separated?
5. What is our family communication plan?
6. How will I receive emergency alerts and warning?
This is the first in a weekly month long series on preparing for disaster or incident from the Webster County Health Department Threat Preparedness. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a personal presentation for your organization or club call Kathie Hamrick at the health department at 304-847-5483.
National Preparedness Month
September 10 – 16
Step 2. Plan to help your neighbors and community.
- Check on your neighbors!
2. Learn skills you need to help yourself and others such as CPR and first aid.
3. Organize a drill or community meeting to discuss your neighborhood plan.
4. Be familiar with shutting off utilities like gas, water and electricity. This is key factor after a disaster.
- Be familiar with shelter locations.
Don’t leave pets behind!
Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!
Your neighbor may rely on you during an incident. Don’t wait until the next emergency to get involved. FEMA has online trainings to help you assist your community and be prepared. These trainings are free and available at your convenience. www.ready.gov/volunteer