Emergency Management News

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Where is the Disaster Kit when you NEED one? #AltusOK #OKready

Ready Where You Are: Disaster Kit Storage

You never know where you’ll be when an emergency occurs, so it’s a good idea to be ready wherever you are.  That means preparing supplies for your home, work, and vehicle.
The Ready Campaign has information about creating a disaster supply kit for each location.
For your home:
  • Create a kit containing enough food, water, and supplies to last at least three days; and
  • Keep the kit in a designated place and make sure family members know where it is.
For your work:
  • Be prepared to shelter in place for at least 24 hours;
  • Include food, water, and other necessities like medicines in your kit. Keep the kit in one container and be ready to grab and go; and
  • Have comfortable walking shoes in case an evacuation requires walking long distances.
For your vehicle:
  • Include jumper cables, flashlights, clothing, and a first aid kit; and
  • Consider having a fully charged cell phone and phone charger, flares, baby formula, and diapers if you have a small child.

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