The preparedness guides has the objective of direct spread of information to the general public. The preparedness guides are designed specially to make the citizens aware about how they can protect themselves and their families against natural or man-made hazards. It asks you directly “Are you prepared?” And, if you are not it tells you how you can be. The guide is meant to take up as a reference source. It can be seen as a step-by-step manual to prepare to counter emergency.
The focus of the information mentioned here is to tell people how they can develop an emergency plan of action, practice it and maintain them. The plans should be prepared beforehand. They must know what they can do before hand or during and even after the disaster to protect themselves, people around them and their property.
You will also get information here about how you can make use of and assemble the disaster supplies kits. These kits are very important to have at the time of emergency as they contain food, water and all other important supplies in adequate quantity for you and your family. The disaster supplies kit makes you independent to survive after a disaster in the event so that you may completely rely on your own resources.
Follow these guidelines to prepare for emergencies as per the natural disaster guides:
Learn what can happen to you
- Know beforehand what types of disasters can happen to you most likely. Also, have the information about how you can prepare for the each one.
- Know how you can help the elderly or handicapped people when required.
- Find out regarding the disaster plans that you can have at the workplace or your kids’ school or care center and all other places where you or your family passes time.
- Learn how to do animal care after a disaster. They may or may not be allowed in the emergency shelters owing to the health policies.
Make a Disaster Plan
- Sit with your family to discuss the importance of a disaster plan. Talk about the dangers of earthquake, fire, bad weather, tornado, etc to your family. Make a plan to face emergency and share responsibilities. You should work together as a team for the best safety results.
- Plan a course of action in each case of emergency.
- Select places to meet in case of an emergency.
- Make a friend who lives out of state as your family contact. In case of disaster, one can call long distance easily. Your family members can call the family contact easily to tell inform them where are they.
- Plan out what you need to do at the time of evacuation.
- Take all the desired numbers from your emergency preparedness office.
- Write all emergency telephone numbers, such as fire, police, ambulance, etc in your telephone diary.
- Teach your children how and when to call 911 for an emergency.
- Ask the authorities about how they will warn you about the emergency.
- Learn about the evacuation routes of your community.