• Sturdy shoes • Heavy gloves • Warm clothes, a hat and rain gear • A local map • Extra prescription eyeglasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items • Plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows • Blanket or sleeping bag • Extra keys to your house and vehicle • Large plastic bags for waste and sanitation • Diapers and other items for babies and small children • Special need items for family members with mobility issues such as an extra cane or manual wheelchair in case there is no power for recharging and electric wheelchair • For your pets, drinking water, bowls, food, cat litter, extra leash and/or pet carrier, toys, veterinary records
A Disaster Go-Bag A go-bag is for use in the event of an evacuation. Be sure that your bag is easy to carry and that it has an ID tag Prepare one for each family member. Keep a go-bag at home, at work and in your vehicle, include the following: • Some water, food and manual can opener • Flashlight • Whistle • Batteries • Radio with battery • Pocket knife • Personal medications and prescriptions • Extra keys to your house and vehicle • Basic first-aid kit and instructions • Walking shoes, warm clothes, a hat and rain gear • Toilet paper, plastic bags and other hygiene supplies • Extra prescription glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items • Dust mask
•P aper, pens, and tape for leaving messages •C ash in small denominations •C opies of insurance and identification cards • A recent picture of your family member and pets • In your child’s go-bag include a favorite toy, game or book as well as his or her emergency card with reunification location and out-of-area contact information
Visit these websites for information on how you can prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. • www.Ready.gov • www.ReadyShelby.org
Emergency Preparedness at Bartlett Public Works In the event of a disaster you can never be too prepared and that’s why we at Bartlett Public Works continually train our employees. Of course, experience is the best teacher and we are fortunate that one-third of our department’s employees have worked together through the last two federally declared disasters in this area - the ice storm in 1994 and the linear windstorm in 2003.
The City of Bartlett - Disaster Preparedness
The responsibility of the Public Works department during a disaster is to clear the roads and drainage ways and maintain sewer and water services. Residents can help us and themselves by keeping grass bags, leaves and other debris out of the street at all times. During an intense rain, clutter in the streets can cause our drainage system to become clogged and result in flooding. This is a very serious concern and something that we need your help with. Let’s not forget our pets. We strongly recommend that you put identification tags or collars on your pets and keep their vaccinations up to date. The identification tags will help us or your neighbors return your pet to you. Remember that all 106 full-time Bartlett Public Works employees are considered emergency response personnel and ready to meet the needs of the residents of Bartlett in case of an emergency 24/7/365.
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