This week families and/or individuals should start working on a basic emergency supply kit or have supplies you need in case of an emergency. This could also be where you create a “go-kit” or a kit that you take with you if you have to leave your home quickly. Find information here http://www.ready.gov/kit and here for kids http://www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit!
Week two of National Preparedness Month will cover how to plan for needs before a disaster strikes! There are specific resources for kids, colleges, tribal audiences, businesses, first responders, persons with disabilities or functional needs, and families that have pets or animals. See the links below for more information!
September is National Preparedness Month all across the Nation and certainly here in Amarillo! The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”. The month is split up into activities across the five weeks of September. Follow National Preparedness Month on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/readygov.
Week 1 – How to Reconnect with Family after a Disaster
What happens if a disaster occurs in our area and the telephone and cell phone networks are wiped out? Where do you meet your family? What if that area needs to be evacuated? Do you have rendezvous points that are predetermined?
You can create a plan with your family by going to http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan or you can do one with your kids by going to http://www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan.