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Emergency Preparedness Guide

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Protecting our homeland calls for a collaborative and proactive effort among citizens, corporations, and the government. All Americans should begin a process of learning about potential threats such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies so that we are better prepared to handle these situations. While there is no way to predict what will happen, or what your personal circumstances will be, there are simple things you can do to prepare yourself and your families. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both natural and man-made emergencies. However, as these situations will differ in threat and scope, there are important differences as related to the decisions you make and the actions you take. Being responsible, proactive, and taking steps toward preparedness will help you plan for the emergency.

FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in different situations. Out-of-Town Contact Name:

Telephone Number:

Email:

Telephone Number:

Fill out the following information for each family member and keep it up to date. Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Where to go in an emergency. Write down where your family spends the most time: work, school, and other places you frequent. Schools, daycare providers, workplaces, and apartment buildings should all have a site-specific emergency plans. Home

Work

Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Neighborhood Meeting Place:

Evacuation Location:

Regional Meeting Place:

School

School Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Evacuation Location:

Evacuation Location:

School

Other place you frequent:

Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Evacuation Location:

Evacuation Location:

School

Other place you frequent:

Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Evacuation Location:

Evacuation Location:

Important Information

Name

Telephone Number

Policy #

Doctor(s): Other: Pharmacist: Medical Insurance: Homeowner/Rental Insurance Veterinarian/Kennel (for pets):

McAllen Police Department McAllen Fire Department Emergency Management Public Information Office

(956) 681-2000 (956) 681-2500 (956) 681-1234 (956) 681-1200

Call 9-1-1 for all emergencies. However, if possible, refrain from using telephones except for true emergencies in order to keep phone lines open for emergency operations associated with an event.

To download a copy visit: www.mcallen.net/emergency

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FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

PREPARE A KIT

When preparing an emergency kit it is best to Įrst think about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air, and warmth. Take an even more proacƟve approach and prepare a kit for both your vehicle and work place. WATER AND FOOD        

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WATER xOne gallon of water per person, per day, for drinking and sanitaƟon. xChildren, nursing mothers, and sick people may need more water. xStore water Ɵghtly in clean plasƟc containers. xKeep at least a three-day supply of water per person. FOOD xStore at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. xSelect foods that require no refrigeraƟon, preparaƟon, or cooking and liƩle to no water. xPack a manual can opener and eaƟng utensils. xChoose foods your family will eat: o Ready to eat canned foods o Crackers o Protein or fruit bars o Canned juices o Dry cereal or granola o Non-perishable pasteurized milk o Peanut buƩer o High energy foods o Dried fruit o Vitamins o Food for infants o Nuts

PREPARE A KIT

are most common in your area. HURRICANE WINDS  xBoard up doors and windows with plywood or install ƐƚŽƌŵƐŚƵƩĞƌƐ  x<ĞĞƉŝŶŵŝŶĚƚŚĂƚǁŝŶĚƐĂƌĞƐƚƌŽŶŐĞƌĂƚŚŝŐŚĞƌĞůĞǀĂƟŽŶƐ  xSecure outdoor objects that could be dangerous, such as ƉĂƟŽĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ͕ŚĂŶŐŝŶŐƉůĂŶƚƐ͕ trash bins, tools, and barbecue pits. CLEAN AIR DĂŶLJƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůƚĞƌƌŽƌŝƐƚĂƩĂĐŬƐĐŽƵůĚƐĞŶĚƟŶLJŵŝĐƌŽƐĐŽƉŝĐ͞ũƵŶŬ͟ŝŶƚŽƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘&ŽƌĞdžĂŵƉůĞ͕ĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶ ,ƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐĐĂŶĂůƐŽƉƌŽĚƵĐĞƚŽƌŶĂĚŽĞƐ͕ĂĚĚŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƉŽǁĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƟƌĞƐƚŽƌŵ͘ ŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞǀĞƌLJĮŶĞĚĞďƌŝƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƵƐĞůƵŶŐĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂƩĂĐŬŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞŐĞƌŵƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶ make you sick if inhaled or absorbed through open cuts. Many of these agents can only hurt you if they get FLOODING ŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJ͕ƐŽƚŚŝŶŬĂďŽƵƚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚĂŶLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘  xMove furniture and valuables to a higher level  xStore important documents in waterproof containers NOSE AND MOUTH PROTECTION &ĂĐĞŵĂƐŬƐŽƌĚĞŶƐͲǁĞĂǀĞĐŽƩŽŶŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ƚŚĂƚƐŶƵŐůLJĐŽǀĞƌƐLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚĂŶĚŝƐƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJĮƚĨŽƌ ĞĂĐŚŵĞŵďĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůLJ͘ŽǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌLJŽƵĐĂŶƚŽŵĂŬĞƚŚĞďĞƐƚĮƚƉŽƐƐŝďůĞĨŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘

SHELTER IN PLACE

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REMINDER!

hƐĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͘/ĨLJŽƵƐĞĞůĂƌŐĞĂŵŽƵŶƚƐŽĨĚĞďƌŝƐŝŶƚŚĞĂŝƌ͕ŽƌŝĨůŽĐĂů ĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐƐĂLJƚŚĞĂŝƌŝƐďĂĚůLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ͕LJŽƵĐĂŶƵƐĞƚŚĞƐĞƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŽƚĂƉĞƵƉǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌ CREATE A SUPPORT NETWORK ǀĞŶƚƐŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽƐĞĂůŽīĂƌŽŽŵ͘ In many emergency situaƟons, your neighbors may be your Įrst responders. Build a support network of at least OTHER BARRIERS three people in your area to assist you during an x,ĞĂǀLJǁĞŝŐŚƚƉůĂƐƟĐŐĂƌďĂŐĞďĂŐƐŽƌƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐxDuct emergency. Do not dependtape on one xScissors person. HEPA (HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE AIR FILTRATION) FILTER FANS your medical equipment is Show your network where KŶĐĞLJŽƵŚĂǀĞƐĞĂůĞĚĂƌŽŽŵǁŝƚŚƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĚƵĐƚƚĂƉĞ͕LJŽƵŵĂLJŚĂǀĞĐƌĞĂƚĞĚĂďĞƩĞƌďĂƌƌŝĞƌ located and how to use it. between you and any contaminants that may be outside. However, no seal is perfect and some leakage is ůŝŬĞůLJ͘zŽƵŵĂLJĂůƐŽĮŶĚLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨŝŶĂƐƉĂĐĞƚŚĂƚŝƐĂůƌĞĂĚLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚƚŽƐŽŵĞĚĞŐƌĞĞ͘ Give at least one member of your support network a key to gain entry into your residence during an emergency ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌƉƵƌŝĮĞƌ͕ǁŝƚŚĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ƚŽŚĞůƉƌĞŵŽǀĞĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƌŽŽŵǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵ situaƟon. ĂƌĞƐŚĞůƚĞƌŝŶŐ͘dŚĞƐĞŚŝŐŚůLJĞĸĐŝĞŶƚĮůƚĞƌƐŚĂǀĞƐŵĂůůƐŝĞǀĞƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƉƚƵƌĞǀĞƌLJƟŶLJƉĂƌƟĐůĞƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͘KŶĐĞƚƌĂƉƉĞĚǁŝƚŚŝŶĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĐĂŶŶŽƚŐĞƚŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJĂŶĚ IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS ŵĂŬĞLJŽƵƐŝĐŬ͘tŚŝůĞƚŚĞƐĞĮůƚĞƌƐĂƌĞĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚĂƚĮůƚĞƌŝŶŐĚĂŶĚĞƌ͕ĚƵƐƚ͕ŵŽůĚ͕ƐŵŽŬĞ͕ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͕ Keep copies of important family records such as insurance and other contaminants, they will not stop chemical gases. policies, idenƟĮcaƟon, and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. ^ŽŵĞƉĞŽƉůĞ͕ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůLJƚŚŽƐĞǁŝƚŚƐĞǀĞƌĞĂůůĞƌŐŝĞƐĂŶĚĂƐƚŚŵĂ͕ƵƐĞ,WĮůƚĞƌƐŝŶŵĂƐŬƐĂŶĚƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌ ƉƵƌŝĮĞƌƐŝŶůĂƌŐĞƌŚŽŵĞƐŽƌŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůŵŽĚĞůƐƚŽĐŽŶƟŶƵŽƵƐůLJĮůƚĞƌƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘

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SHELTER IN PLACE

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NATURAL DISASTERS

NATURAL DISASTERS Find out what natural disasters are most common in your area. You may be aware of some of your ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͛ƐƌŝƐŬƐ͗ŽƚŚĞƌƐŵĂLJƐƵƌƉƌŝƐĞLJŽƵ͘,ŝƐƚŽƌŝĐĂůůLJ͕ŇŽŽĚŝŶŐŝƐƚŚĞŶĂƟŽŶ͛ƐƐŝŶŐůĞŵŽƐƚĐŽŵŵŽŶ ŶĂƚƵƌĂůĚŝƐĂƐƚĞƌ͘&ůŽŽĚŝŶŐĐĂŶŚĂƉƉĞŶŝŶĞǀĞƌLJh͘^͘ƐƚĂƚĞĂŶĚƚĞƌƌŝƚŽƌLJ͘ĂƌƚŚƋƵĂŬĞƐĂƌĞŽŌĞŶƚŚŽƵŐŚƚ of as a West Coast phenomenon, yet 45 states and territories in the Unites States are at moderate to high risk from earthquakes and are located in every region of the country. Other disasters may be more common in certain areas. Tornados are nature’s most violent storms and can happen anywhere. However, states located in ͞dŽƌŶĂĚŽůůĞLJ͕͟ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐĂƌĞĂƐŝŶWĞŶŶƐLJůǀĂŶŝĂ͕EĞǁzŽƌŬ͕ŽŶŶĞĐƟĐƵƚ͕ĂŶĚ&ůŽƌŝĚĂĂƌĞƚŚĞŚŝŐŚĞƐƚƌŝƐŬ ĨŽƌƚŽƌŶĂĚŽĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘,ƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐĂƌĞƐĞǀĞƌĞƚƌŽƉŝĐĂůƐƚŽƌŵƐƚŚĂƚĨŽƌŵŝŶƚŚĞƐŽƵƚŚĞƌŶƚůĂŶƟĐKĐĞĂŶ͕ ĂƌŝďďĞĂŶ^ĞĂ͕'ƵůĨŽĨDĞdžŝĐŽ͕ĂŶĚŝŶƚŚĞĞĂƐƚĞƌŶWĂĐŝĮĐKĐĞĂŶ͘^ĐŝĞŶƟƐƚƐĐĂŶŶŽǁƉƌĞĚŝĐƚŚƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐ͕ ďƵƚƉĞŽƉůĞǁŚŽůŝǀĞŝŶĐŽĂƐƚĂůĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐƐŚŽƵůĚƉůĂŶǁŚĂƚƚŚĞLJǁŝůůĚŽŝĨƚŚĞLJĂƌĞƚŽůĚƚŽĞǀĂĐƵĂƚĞ͘ Planning what to do in advance is an important part of being prepared. Find out what natural disasters are most common in your area. HURRICANE WINDS  xBoard up doors and windows with plywood or install ƐƚŽƌŵƐŚƵƩĞƌƐ  x<ĞĞƉŝŶŵŝŶĚƚŚĂƚǁŝŶĚƐĂƌĞƐƚƌŽŶŐĞƌĂƚŚŝŐŚĞƌĞůĞǀĂƟŽŶƐ  xSecure outdoor objects that could be dangerous, such as ƉĂƟŽĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ͕ŚĂŶŐŝŶŐƉůĂŶƚƐ͕ trash bins, tools, and barbecue pits. CLEAN AIR DĂŶLJƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůƚĞƌƌŽƌŝƐƚĂƩĂĐŬƐĐŽƵůĚƐĞŶĚƟŶLJŵŝĐƌŽƐĐŽƉŝĐ͞ũƵŶŬ͟ŝŶƚŽƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘&ŽƌĞdžĂŵƉůĞ͕ĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶ ,ƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐĐĂŶĂůƐŽƉƌŽĚƵĐĞƚŽƌŶĂĚŽĞƐ͕ĂĚĚŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƉŽǁĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƟƌĞƐƚŽƌŵ͘ ŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞǀĞƌLJĮŶĞĚĞďƌŝƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƵƐĞůƵŶŐĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂƩĂĐŬŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞŐĞƌŵƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶ make you sick if inhaled or absorbed through open cuts. Many of these agents can only hurt you if they get FLOODING ŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJ͕ƐŽƚŚŝŶŬĂďŽƵƚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚĂŶLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘  xMove furniture and valuables to a higher level  xStore important documents in waterproof containers NOSE AND MOUTH PROTECTION &ĂĐĞŵĂƐŬƐŽƌĚĞŶƐͲǁĞĂǀĞĐŽƩŽŶŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ƚŚĂƚƐŶƵŐůLJĐŽǀĞƌƐLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚĂŶĚŝƐƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJĮƚĨŽƌ ĞĂĐŚŵĞŵďĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůLJ͘ŽǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌLJŽƵĐĂŶƚŽŵĂŬĞƚŚĞďĞƐƚĮƚƉŽƐƐŝďůĞĨŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘

SHELTER IN PLACE

Be prepared to improvise with what you have on hand to protect your nose, mouth, eyes, and cuts in your ƐŬŝŶ͘ŶLJƚŚŝŶŐƚŚĂƚĮƚƐƐŶƵŐůLJŽǀĞƌLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐĂŶLJĚĞŶƐĞǁĞĂǀĞĐŽƩŽŶŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ĐĂŶ ŚĞůƉ ĮůƚĞƌ ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐ ŝŶ ĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘  /ƚ ŝƐ ǀĞƌLJ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ŵŽƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ Ăŝƌ LJŽƵ ďƌĞĂƚŚĞ ĐŽŵĞ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ŵĂƐŬ Žƌ ĐůŽƚŚ ĂŶĚ ŶŽƚ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ŝƚ͘  Ž ǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ Įƚ ƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ ĨŽƌ children. There are also a variety of face masks readily available in hardware stores that are rated based on ŚŽǁƐŵĂůůŽĨĂƉĂƌƟĐůĞŝƚĐĂŶĮůƚĞƌŝŶĂŶŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůƐĞƫŶŐ͘ 'ŝǀĞŶƚŚĞĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƚLJƉĞƐŽĨĂƩĂĐŬƐƚŚĂƚĐŽƵůĚŽĐĐƵƌ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽƚŽŶĞƐŽůƵƟŽŶĨŽƌŵĂƐŬŝŶŐ͘&ŽƌŝŶƐƚĂŶĐĞ͕ ƐŝŵƉůĞĐůŽƚŚĨĂĐĞŵĂƐŬƐĐĂŶĮůƚĞƌƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞĂŝƌďŽƌŶĞ͞ũƵŶŬ͟ŽƌŐĞƌŵƐLJŽƵŵŝŐŚƚďƌĞĂƚŚĞŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJ͕ ďƵƚǁŝůůƉƌŽďĂďůLJŶŽƚƉƌŽƚĞĐƚLJŽƵĨƌŽŵĐŚĞŵŝĐĂůŐĂƐĞƐ͘^Ɵůů͕ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐŽǀĞƌLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚŝŶĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ ŝƐ ďĞƩĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ͘  >ŝŵŝƟŶŐ ŚŽǁ ŵĂŶLJ ĨŽƌĞŝŐŶ ƉĂƌƟĐůĞƐ ŐĞƚ ŝŶƚŽ LJŽƵƌ ďŽĚLJ ŵĂLJ ŝŵƉĂĐƚ whether or not you get sick or develop disease.

dŚĞƌĞ ĂƌĞ ĐŝƌĐƵŵƐƚĂŶĐĞƐ ǁŚĞŶ ƐƚĂLJŝŶŐ ƉƵƚ ĂŶĚ ĐƌĞĂƟŶŐ Ă ďĂƌƌŝĞƌ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ LJŽƵƌƐĞůĨ ĂŶĚ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚĂŝƌŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͕ĂƉƌŽĐĞƐƐŬŶŽǁŶĂƐ͞ƐŚĞůƚĞƌͲŝŶͲƉůĂĐĞ͕͟ŝƐĂŵĂƩĞƌŽĨƐƵƌǀŝǀĂů͘zŽƵĐĂŶƵƐĞƚŚĞƐĞ ƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŽƚĂƉĞƵƉǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽƐĞĂůŽīĂƌŽŽŵĨƌŽŵŽƵƚƐŝĚĞĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘ ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌƉƌĞĐƵƫŶŐĂŶĚůĂďĞůŝŶŐƚŚĞƐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐ͘ŶLJƚŚŝŶŐLJŽƵĐĂŶĚŽŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞǁŝůůƐĂǀĞƟŵĞǁŚĞŶŝƚ counts.

REMINDER!

hƐĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͘/ĨLJŽƵƐĞĞůĂƌŐĞĂŵŽƵŶƚƐŽĨĚĞďƌŝƐŝŶƚŚĞĂŝƌ͕ŽƌŝĨůŽĐĂů ĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐƐĂLJƚŚĞĂŝƌŝƐďĂĚůLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ͕LJŽƵĐĂŶƵƐĞƚŚĞƐĞƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŽƚĂƉĞƵƉǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌ CREATE A SUPPORT NETWORK ǀĞŶƚƐŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽƐĞĂůŽīĂƌŽŽŵ͘ In many emergency situaƟons, your neighbors may be your Įrst responders. Build a support network of at least OTHER BARRIERS three people in your area to assist you during an x,ĞĂǀLJǁĞŝŐŚƚƉůĂƐƟĐŐĂƌďĂŐĞďĂŐƐŽƌƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐxDuct emergency. Do not dependtape on one xScissors person. HEPA (HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE AIR FILTRATION) FILTER FANS your medical equipment is Show your network where KŶĐĞLJŽƵŚĂǀĞƐĞĂůĞĚĂƌŽŽŵǁŝƚŚƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĚƵĐƚƚĂƉĞ͕LJŽƵŵĂLJŚĂǀĞĐƌĞĂƚĞĚĂďĞƩĞƌďĂƌƌŝĞƌ located and how to use it. between you and any contaminants that may be outside. However, no seal is perfect and some leakage is ůŝŬĞůLJ͘zŽƵŵĂLJĂůƐŽĮŶĚLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨŝŶĂƐƉĂĐĞƚŚĂƚŝƐĂůƌĞĂĚLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚƚŽƐŽŵĞĚĞŐƌĞĞ͘ Give at least one member of your support network a key to gain entry into your residence during an emergency ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌƉƵƌŝĮĞƌ͕ǁŝƚŚĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ƚŽŚĞůƉƌĞŵŽǀĞĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƌŽŽŵǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵ situaƟon. ĂƌĞƐŚĞůƚĞƌŝŶŐ͘dŚĞƐĞŚŝŐŚůLJĞĸĐŝĞŶƚĮůƚĞƌƐŚĂǀĞƐŵĂůůƐŝĞǀĞƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƉƚƵƌĞǀĞƌLJƟŶLJƉĂƌƟĐůĞƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͘KŶĐĞƚƌĂƉƉĞĚǁŝƚŚŝŶĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĐĂŶŶŽƚŐĞƚŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJĂŶĚ IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS ŵĂŬĞLJŽƵƐŝĐŬ͘tŚŝůĞƚŚĞƐĞĮůƚĞƌƐĂƌĞĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚĂƚĮůƚĞƌŝŶŐĚĂŶĚĞƌ͕ĚƵƐƚ͕ŵŽůĚ͕ƐŵŽŬĞ͕ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͕ Keep copies of important family records such as insurance and other contaminants, they will not stop chemical gases. policies, idenƟĮcaƟon, and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. ^ŽŵĞƉĞŽƉůĞ͕ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůLJƚŚŽƐĞǁŝƚŚƐĞǀĞƌĞĂůůĞƌŐŝĞƐĂŶĚĂƐƚŚŵĂ͕ƵƐĞ,WĮůƚĞƌƐŝŶŵĂƐŬƐĂŶĚƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌ ƉƵƌŝĮĞƌƐŝŶůĂƌŐĞƌŚŽŵĞƐŽƌŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůŵŽĚĞůƐƚŽĐŽŶƟŶƵŽƵƐůLJĮůƚĞƌƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘

2.

SHELTER IN PLACE

A community working together during an emergency makes sense.  xTalk to your neighbors about how you can work together during an emergency.  x&ŝŶĚŽƵƚŝĨĂŶLJŽŶĞŚĂƐƐƉĞĐŝĂůŝnjĞĚĞƋƵŝƉŵĞŶƚůŝŬĞĂƉŽǁĞƌŐĞŶĞƌĂƚŽƌ͕ŽƌĞdžƉĞƌƟƐĞƐƵĐŚĂƐ medical knowledge, that might help during a crisis. a family you yourself may neighbors. be cut, burned, or suīer other injuries. The list of In any emergency, xDecide who will member check onor elderly or disabled below will provide during instances. Remember, many injuries are not life basic supplies xMake back-up plans forassistance children in case these you cannot get home in an emergency. threatening and do not require immediate medical aƩĞnƟon. Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a dŝīerence in an emergency. A proacƟve measure is to take a basic Įrst aid class, but simply ^ŚĂƌŝŶŐƉůĂŶƐĂŶĚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞŝƐĂŐŽŽĚƐƚƌĂƚĞŐLJ͘ assembling the following items in a Įrst aid kit can help you stop bleeding, prevent infecƟon, and assist in decontaminaƟon. SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE If you are a parent, or guardian of an elderly or disabled adult, make sure schools and daycare providers OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER: THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE: have emergency response plans. o aCell Phones o Two pairs of latex or other sterile gloves (if you  xAsk how they will communicate with families during crisis. o Scissors are xAsk allergic to latex).  if they store adequate food, water, and other basic supplies. Tweezers dressings to stop bleeding.  o Sterile xFind out if they arethe prepared to “shelter-in-place” ifo need be, and where they plan to go if they o Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant o Cleansing mustagent/soap get away. and anƟbioƟc towelĞƩes o EŽŶWƌĞƐĐƌŝƉƟŽŶƌƵŐƐ͗ to disinfect. ͻAspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever o AnƟbioƟc ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAnƟ-diarrhea medicaƟon o Burn ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAntacid (for upset stomach) o Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes. ͻLaxaƟve o Eye wash soluƟon to Ňush the eyes or as general decontaminant. o Thermometer o PrescripƟon medicaƟons you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiraƟon dates. o Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.

FIRST AID KIT AND CHECKLIST

SUPPLY CHECKLISTS AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES Water, food, and clean air are essenƟal items necessary for survival. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specŝĮc needs, such as medicaƟons, and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER ADDING TO YOUR SUPPLY KIT: /ĨLJŽƵĂƌĞĂŶĞŵƉůŽLJĞƌ͕ŵĂŬĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵƌǁŽƌŬƉůĂĐĞŚĂƐĂďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĞǀĂĐƵĂƟŽŶƉůĂŶƚŚĂƚŝƐƌĞŐƵůĂƌůLJ xFood (see Prepare a Kit) ͻŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƌĞĨĞƌĞŶĐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐƵĐŚĂƐĂĮƌƐƚ ƉƌĂĐƟĐĞĚ͘ xRadio and NOAA weather radio with a tone-alert ĂŝĚŬŽƌĂƉƌŝŶƚŽƵƚŽĨƚŚŝƐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ  featurexdĂŬĞĂĐƌŝƟĐĂůůŽŽŬĂƚLJŽƵƌŚĞĂƟŶŐ͕ǀĞŶƟůĂƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐƐLJƐƚĞŵƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨŝƚŝƐ (include extra baƩĞries) ͻDĞƐƐŬŝƚƐ͕ĐƵƉƐ͕ƉůĂƚĞƐ͕ĂŶĚƉůĂƐƟĐƵƚĞŶƐŝůƐ  xFlashlight ƐĞĐƵƌĞŽƌŝĨŝƚĐŽƵůĚĨĞĂƐŝďůLJďĞƵƉŐƌĂĚĞĚƚŽďĞƩĞƌĮůƚĞƌƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚďĞƐƵƌĞ and extra baƩĞries ͻDĂƚĐŚĞƐŝŶĂǁĂƚĞƌƉƌŽŽĨĐŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌ  xWhistleLJŽƵŬŶŽǁŚŽǁƚŽƚƵƌŶŝƚŽīŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽ͘ to signal help ͻĂƐŚŽƌƚƌĂǀĞůĞƌ͛ƐĐŚĞĐŬƐ͕ĐŚĂŶŐĞ  xDust mask xThink aboutt-shirt what to if your cannot go home. or coƩon to do help Įůteremployees the air ͻWĂƉĞƌƚŽǁĞůƐ  xMoist toweleƩes xMake sure you have appropriate supplies on hand. for sanitaƟon ͻ&ŝƌĞdžƟŶŐƵŝƐŚĞƌ xWrench or pliers to turn oī uƟliƟes ͻŽŵƉĂƐƐ INxCan A MOVING VEHICLE opener for canned food ͻWĂƉĞƌ͕ƉĞŶĐŝů  xPlasƟc sheĞƟng ϭ͘/ĨƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶŽƌŽƚŚĞƌĨĂĐƚŽƌƚŚĂƚŵĂŬĞƐŝƚĚŝĸĐƵůƚƚŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůƚŚĞǀĞŚŝĐůĞ͕ƉƵůůŽǀĞƌ͕ and duct tape to shelter-in-place ͻ&ĞŵŝŶŝŶĞƐƵƉƉůŝĞƐ stop the car, and set the parking brake. xInfant formula and diapers (if needed) ͻŝƐŝŶĨĞĐƚĂŶƚ 2. bags If theand emergency could physical stability of the roadway, avoid overpasses, xGarbage plasƟc Ɵes for impact personalthe sanitaƟon ͻZĂŝŶŐĞĂƌ bridges, power lines, signs, and other hazards. ͻdĞŶƚ  CLOTHING ϯ͘/ĨĂƉŽǁĞƌůŝŶĞĨĂůůƐŽŶLJŽƵƌĐĂƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂƚƌŝƐŬŽĨĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂůƐŚŽĐŬ͕ƐƚĂLJŝŶƐŝĚĞƵŶƟůĂƚƌĂŝŶĞĚ AND BEDDING: ͻ^ŝŐŶĂůŇĂƌĞ person removes the wire. During cold weather months, it is important to prepare ͻDĞĚŝĐŝŶĞĚƌŽƉƉĞƌ  for warmth. ϰ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƌĂĚŝŽĨŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶĂŶĚŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ There is a possibility that the power will ͻWĞƌƐŽŶĂůŚLJŐŝĞŶĞŝƚĞŵƐ be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your ͻ,ŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚďůĞĂĐŚ INclothing HIGH-RISE and BUILDING bedding supplies to account for growing 1. Note where the closest emergency exit is. children and other family changes.  Ϯ͘ĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵŬŶŽǁĂŶŽƚŚĞƌǁĂLJŽƵƚŝŶĐĂƐĞLJŽƵƌĮƌƐƚĐŚŽŝĐĞŝƐďůŽĐŬĞĚ͘ 3. Take cover against a desk or table things are falling. xOne complete change of warm clothing andifshoes  per person, ϰ͘DŽǀĞĂǁĂLJĨƌŽŵĮůĞĐĂďŝŶĞƚƐ͕ŬƐŚĞůǀĞƐ͕ŽƌŽƚŚĞƌƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŚĂƚŵŝŐŚƚĨĂůů͘ including: 5. Face o A jacket oraway coat from windows and glass. 6. Move away o A long sleeve shirtfrom exterior walls. 7. Determine if you should stay put, “shelter-in-place,” or get away. o A hat  o Long ϴ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶĨŽƌĂŶĚĨŽůůŽǁŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ pants 9. Take your emergency supply kit, unless there is reason to believe it has been contaminated. o Sturdy shoes and socks 10. Do not use elevators. o Gloves 11. Staybag to the right while going stairwells to allow emergency workers to come up. o A sleeping or warm blanket for down each person RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR A BASIC KIT:

ExWater MPLOYERS (see Prepare a Kit)

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AT WORK AND SCHOOL

AT WORK AND SCHOOL Like individuals and families, schools, daycare providers, workplaces, neighborhoods, and apartment ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐƐƐŚŽƵůĚĂůůŚĂǀĞƐŝƚĞͲƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƉůĂŶƐ͘ ƐŬĂďŽƵƚĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƉůĂŶƐĂƚƚŚĞƉůĂĐĞƐǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵƌĨĂŵŝůLJƐƉĞŶĚƐƚŚĞŵŽƐƚƟŵĞ͗ǁŽƌŬ͕ƐĐŚŽŽů͕ĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌ ƉůĂĐĞƐLJŽƵĨƌĞƋƵĞŶƚ͘/ĨŶŽŶĞĞdžŝƐƚ͕ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌŝŶŐƚŽŚĞůƉĚĞǀĞůŽƉŽŶĞ͘zŽƵǁŝůůďĞďĞƩĞƌƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚ to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead, and communicate with others in advance. NEIGHBORHOODS AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS A community working together during an emergency makes sense.  xTalk to your neighbors about how you can work together during an emergency.  x&ŝŶĚŽƵƚŝĨĂŶLJŽŶĞŚĂƐƐƉĞĐŝĂůŝnjĞĚĞƋƵŝƉŵĞŶƚůŝŬĞĂƉŽǁĞƌŐĞŶĞƌĂƚŽƌ͕ŽƌĞdžƉĞƌƟƐĞƐƵĐŚĂƐ medical knowledge, that might help during a crisis. a family you yourself may neighbors. be cut, burned, or suīer other injuries. The list of In any emergency, xDecide who will member check onor elderly or disabled below will provide during instances. Remember, many injuries are not life basic supplies xMake back-up plans forassistance children in case these you cannot get home in an emergency. threatening and do not require immediate medical aƩĞnƟon. Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a dŝīerence in an emergency. A proacƟve measure is to take a basic Įrst aid class, but simply ^ŚĂƌŝŶŐƉůĂŶƐĂŶĚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞŝƐĂŐŽŽĚƐƚƌĂƚĞŐLJ͘ assembling the following items in a Įrst aid kit can help you stop bleeding, prevent infecƟon, and assist in decontaminaƟon. SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE If you are a parent, or guardian of an elderly or disabled adult, make sure schools and daycare providers OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER: THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE: have emergency response plans. o aCell Phones o Two pairs of latex or other sterile gloves (if you  xAsk how they will communicate with families during crisis. o Scissors are xAsk allergic to latex).  if they store adequate food, water, and other basic supplies. Tweezers dressings to stop bleeding.  o Sterile xFind out if they arethe prepared to “shelter-in-place” ifo need be, and where they plan to go if they o Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant o Cleansing mustagent/soap get away. and anƟbioƟc towelĞƩes o EŽŶWƌĞƐĐƌŝƉƟŽŶƌƵŐƐ͗ to disinfect. ͻAspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever o AnƟbioƟc ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAnƟ-diarrhea medicaƟon o Burn ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAntacid (for upset stomach) o Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes. ͻLaxaƟve o Eye wash soluƟon to Ňush the eyes or as general decontaminant. o Thermometer o PrescripƟon medicaƟons you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiraƟon dates. o Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.

FIRST AID KIT AND CHECKLIST

SUPPLY CHECKLISTS AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES Water, food, and clean air are essenƟal items necessary for survival. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specŝĮc needs, such as medicaƟons, and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER ADDING TO YOUR SUPPLY KIT: /ĨLJŽƵĂƌĞĂŶĞŵƉůŽLJĞƌ͕ŵĂŬĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵƌǁŽƌŬƉůĂĐĞŚĂƐĂďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĞǀĂĐƵĂƟŽŶƉůĂŶƚŚĂƚŝƐƌĞŐƵůĂƌůLJ xFood (see Prepare a Kit) ͻŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƌĞĨĞƌĞŶĐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐƵĐŚĂƐĂĮƌƐƚ ƉƌĂĐƟĐĞĚ͘ xRadio and NOAA weather radio with a tone-alert ĂŝĚŬŽƌĂƉƌŝŶƚŽƵƚŽĨƚŚŝƐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ  featurexdĂŬĞĂĐƌŝƟĐĂůůŽŽŬĂƚLJŽƵƌŚĞĂƟŶŐ͕ǀĞŶƟůĂƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐƐLJƐƚĞŵƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨŝƚŝƐ (include extra baƩĞries) ͻDĞƐƐŬŝƚƐ͕ĐƵƉƐ͕ƉůĂƚĞƐ͕ĂŶĚƉůĂƐƟĐƵƚĞŶƐŝůƐ  xFlashlight ƐĞĐƵƌĞŽƌŝĨŝƚĐŽƵůĚĨĞĂƐŝďůLJďĞƵƉŐƌĂĚĞĚƚŽďĞƩĞƌĮůƚĞƌƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚďĞƐƵƌĞ and extra baƩĞries ͻDĂƚĐŚĞƐŝŶĂǁĂƚĞƌƉƌŽŽĨĐŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌ  xWhistleLJŽƵŬŶŽǁŚŽǁƚŽƚƵƌŶŝƚŽīŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽ͘ to signal help ͻĂƐŚŽƌƚƌĂǀĞůĞƌ͛ƐĐŚĞĐŬƐ͕ĐŚĂŶŐĞ  xDust mask xThink aboutt-shirt what to if your cannot go home. or coƩon to do help Įůteremployees the air ͻWĂƉĞƌƚŽǁĞůƐ  xMoist toweleƩes xMake sure you have appropriate supplies on hand. for sanitaƟon ͻ&ŝƌĞdžƟŶŐƵŝƐŚĞƌ xWrench or pliers to turn oī uƟliƟes ͻŽŵƉĂƐƐ INxCan A MOVING VEHICLE opener for canned food ͻWĂƉĞƌ͕ƉĞŶĐŝů  xPlasƟc sheĞƟng ϭ͘/ĨƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶŽƌŽƚŚĞƌĨĂĐƚŽƌƚŚĂƚŵĂŬĞƐŝƚĚŝĸĐƵůƚƚŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůƚŚĞǀĞŚŝĐůĞ͕ƉƵůůŽǀĞƌ͕ and duct tape to shelter-in-place ͻ&ĞŵŝŶŝŶĞƐƵƉƉůŝĞƐ stop the car, and set the parking brake. xInfant formula and diapers (if needed) ͻŝƐŝŶĨĞĐƚĂŶƚ 2. bags If theand emergency could physical stability of the roadway, avoid overpasses, xGarbage plasƟc Ɵes for impact personalthe sanitaƟon ͻZĂŝŶŐĞĂƌ bridges, power lines, signs, and other hazards. ͻdĞŶƚ  CLOTHING ϯ͘/ĨĂƉŽǁĞƌůŝŶĞĨĂůůƐŽŶLJŽƵƌĐĂƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂƚƌŝƐŬŽĨĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂůƐŚŽĐŬ͕ƐƚĂLJŝŶƐŝĚĞƵŶƟůĂƚƌĂŝŶĞĚ AND BEDDING: ͻ^ŝŐŶĂůŇĂƌĞ person removes the wire. During cold weather months, it is important to prepare ͻDĞĚŝĐŝŶĞĚƌŽƉƉĞƌ  for warmth. ϰ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƌĂĚŝŽĨŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶĂŶĚŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ There is a possibility that the power will ͻWĞƌƐŽŶĂůŚLJŐŝĞŶĞŝƚĞŵƐ be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your ͻ,ŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚďůĞĂĐŚ INclothing HIGH-RISE and BUILDING bedding supplies to account for growing 1. Note where the closest emergency exit is. children and other family changes.  Ϯ͘ĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵŬŶŽǁĂŶŽƚŚĞƌǁĂLJŽƵƚŝŶĐĂƐĞLJŽƵƌĮƌƐƚĐŚŽŝĐĞŝƐďůŽĐŬĞĚ͘ 3. Take cover against a desk or table things are falling. xOne complete change of warm clothing andifshoes  per person, ϰ͘DŽǀĞĂǁĂLJĨƌŽŵĮůĞĐĂďŝŶĞƚƐ͕ŬƐŚĞůǀĞƐ͕ŽƌŽƚŚĞƌƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŚĂƚŵŝŐŚƚĨĂůů͘ including: 5. Face o A jacket oraway coat from windows and glass. 6. Move away o A long sleeve shirtfrom exterior walls. 7. Determine if you should stay put, “shelter-in-place,” or get away. o A hat  o Long ϴ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶĨŽƌĂŶĚĨŽůůŽǁŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ pants 9. Take your emergency supply kit, unless there is reason to believe it has been contaminated. o Sturdy shoes and socks 10. Do not use elevators. o Gloves 11. Staybag to the right while going stairwells to allow emergency workers to come up. o A sleeping or warm blanket for down each person RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR A BASIC KIT:

ExWater MPLOYERS (see Prepare a Kit)

3.

ELEVATOR

FIRST AID KIT AND CHECKLIST

ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐǁŚĂƚLJŽƵĂƌĞůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐŚĞƌĞ͕ƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞĚĂŶŐĞƌ͘

PET CHECKLIST

/ŶĂŶLJĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͕ůŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐŵĂLJŽƌŵĂLJŶŽƚŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJďĞĂďůĞƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶǁŚĂƚŝƐ happening and what you should do. However, you should monitor TV (McAllen Cable Network or local ŶĞǁƐͿ͕ŽƌƌĂĚŝŽŶĞǁƐƌĞƉŽƌƚƐĨŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽƌŽĸĐŝĂůŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘/ĨLJŽƵĂƌĞ PET EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJƚŽůĚƚŽĞǀĂĐƵĂƚĞŽƌƐĞĞŬŵĞĚŝĐĂůƚƌĞĂƚŵĞŶƚ͕ĚŽƐŽŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJ͘ Leaving a pet behind can result in injury, loss, or death. Always take your pet with you.  ͻefore a disaster, idenƟfy a safe locaƟon to bring your pet to, such as a pet friendly hotel, a STAYING PUT kennel, or a friend’s home. tŚĞƚŚĞƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂƚŚŽŵĞ͕ǁŽƌŬ͕ŽƌĞůƐĞǁŚĞƌĞ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŵĂLJďĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶƐǁŚĞŶŝƚŝƐƐŝŵƉůLJďĞƐƚƚŽƐƚĂLJǁŚĞƌĞ  are and ͻIn the any event that you cannot make it back to your house, arrange for a friend or neighbor to you avoid uncertainty outside. care for your pet. dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞŽƚŚĞƌĐŝƌĐƵŵƐƚĂŶĐĞƐǁŚĞŶƐƚĂLJŝŶŐƉƵƚĂŶĚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ A PET SUPPLY KIT SHOULD INCLUDE: ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚĂŝƌŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͕ĂƉƌŽĐĞƐƐŬŶŽǁŶĂƐ͞ƐĞĂůŝŶŐƚŚĞƌŽŽŵ͕͟ŝƐĂŵĂƩĞƌŽĨƐƵƌǀŝǀĂů͘hƐĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ o 3-5 day supply of food and water (include a can opener) ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͘/ĨLJŽƵƐĞĞůĂƌŐĞĂŵŽƵŶƚƐŽĨĚĞďƌŝƐŝŶƚŚĞĂŝƌ͕ŽƌŝĨůŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐƐĂLJ o Bowl for food and water ƚŚĞĂŝƌŝƐďĂĚůLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ͕LJŽƵŵĂLJǁĂŶƚƚŽƚĂŬĞƚŚŝƐŬŝŶĚŽĨĂĐƟŽŶ͘ o Current photo of you and your pet, including a physical descripƟon with any disƟnct markings o MedicaƟons vaccinaƟon records dŚĞ ƉƌŽĐĞƐƐ ƵƐĞĚ ƚŽ ƐĞĂůand ƚŚĞcurrent ƌŽŽŵ ŝƐ ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ Ă ƚĞŵƉŽƌĂƌLJ ƉƌŽƚĞĐƟǀĞ ŵĞĂƐƵƌĞ ƚŽ ĐƌĞĂƚĞ Ă ďĂƌƌŝĞƌ o Leash, harness, orĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ muzzle; collar Ăŝƌ withŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͘ current ID tagĂ ƚLJƉĞ ŽĨ ƐŚĞůƚĞƌŝŶŐ ŝŶ ƉůĂĐĞ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞƐ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ LJŽƵ ĂŶĚ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ /ƚ ŝƐ o Carrier large enough for your dog or cat to comfortably sleep in preplanning. o Blankets or towels for bedding and warmth o Treats and AND toys for comfort TO “SHELTER IN PLACE SEAL THE ROOM” o PlasƟc bags for waste disposal  xBring your family and pets inside. o Cat liƩer and container to be used as a liƩer box  x>ŽĐŬĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĐůŽƐĞǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚĮƌĞƉůĂĐĞĚĂŵƉĞƌƐ͘    o First aid kit for pets xdƵƌŶŽīĨĂŶƐ͕ĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐ͕ĂŶĚĨŽƌĐĞĚĂŝƌŚĞĂƟŶŐƐLJƐƚĞŵƐ͘  xTake your emergency supply kit unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated. a disaster, petsroom on a leash unƟlwindows, they become reoriented to their home. Familiar scents and xAŌerxGo into anwalk interior with few if possible. may be altered and pets could be easily lost. Downed power lines and other debris could  landmarks x^ĞĂůĂůůǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐǁŝƚŚƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĚƵĐƚƚĂƉĞ͘ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌŵĞĂƐƵƌŝŶŐ pose aĂŶĚĐƵƫŶŐƚŚĞƐŚĞĞƟŶŐŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞƚŽƐĂǀĞƟŵĞ͘ threat.   xBe prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to seal gas so that you create a  ďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚĂŶLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘

SPECIAL NEEDS ITEMS

Remember the special needs of your family members. Infants, the elderly, and persons with disabiliƟes >ŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐŵĂLJŶŽƚŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJďĞĂďůĞƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶǁŚĂƚŝƐŚĂƉƉĞŶŝŶŐĂŶĚǁŚĂƚLJŽƵ need the same planning as everyone else, and someƟmes require addiƟonal emergency preparaƟon. ƐŚŽƵůĚĚŽ͘,ŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕LJŽƵƐŚŽƵůĚǁĂƚĐŚds͕ůŝƐƚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƌĂĚŝŽ͕ŽƌĐŚĞĐŬƚŚĞ/ŶƚĞƌŶĞƚŽŌĞŶĨŽƌŽĸĐŝĂůŶĞǁƐ ĂŶĚŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ FOR BABY o Diaper rash ointment o Formula o Diapers ŽŽƩůĞƐ o Powdered milk ŽDĞĚŝĐĂƟŽŶƐŽDŽŝƐƚƚŽǁĞůĞƩĞƐ

FOR ADULTS GETTING AWAY Denture Ask your under doctorwhich about prescripƟon There may be condiƟons youstoring will decide to get away, orothere may beneeds situaƟons when you are ordered to o will Extra glasses such as heart and blood where you leave. Plan howmedicaƟon you will assemble your family andhigh anƟcipate go.eye Choose several desƟnaƟons in dŝīerent o Contact lenses and supplies pressure medicaƟon, insulin, and other direcƟons so you have opƟons in an emergency. prescripƟon drugs. CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN: 

xPlan places where your family will meet, both within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.

FOR SENIORS TOneed CONSIDER:  xIf AND/OR you have aPEOPLE car, keepWITH a half DISABILITIES tank of gas in it atOTHER all ƟmesTHINGS in case you to evacuate.

xPlan how you will evacuate an emergency  xBecome familiarbefore with alternate routesoccurs. and other means of transportaƟon out of your area. ŽĞĂǁĂƌĞŽĨŽdžLJŐĞŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ͗ĂǀŽŝĚĂƌĞĂƐǁŚĞƌĞ  xIf you211 do for nottransportaƟon have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to. xPre-register with assistance. ŐĂƐůĞĂŬƐŽƌŇĂŵĞƐŵĂLJďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͘  xTake your emergency supply unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated. xDiscuss your emergency procedures with akithome health ŽůǁĂLJƐƵƐĞďĂƩĞƌLJƉŽǁĞƌĞĚŇĂƐŚůŝŐŚƚƐŽƌůĂŶƚĞƌŶƐƌĂƚŚĞƌ  care provider. xLock the door behind you. than gas lights or candles when oxygen is in use.  xTake with you, but understand that only service animals may be permiƩed in public shelters. Plan xProgram “ICE” (In your Case pets of Emergency) in your cell phone o Keep extra supplies available such as oxygen, cane, how you will care for your pets in an emergency. and list the telephone number(s) of friend/relaƟve to be ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐĂŝĚďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ĂŶĚ contacted in an emergency. manual wheelchair. IF TIME ALLOWS: xWrite down youror medicaƟons, including dosages, and o KeepcommunicaƟons scooter or wheelchair  xCall email the “out-of-state” contact in your family plan. patch kit available, consider allergies. Place your informaƟon and current medicaƟons extra inner tubes and other repair supplies. Include heavy xTell them where you are going. bag and take with you in an emergency. glovestofor over glass gas, and and debris.  in a waterproof xIf there is damage to your home and you are instructed dowheeling so, shut oī water, electricity before xInclude copies of important papers such as medical leaving. o Keep a list in your kit of the style and serial number of  insurance xLeave a notecards telling when you leŌ and where you are going.such as pacemakers. and Medicare in others your kit. medical devices  xCheck with who may idenƟfy need a ride. xWear a medical alert tagneighbors or bracelet to help your ŽWĂĚĂŶĚƉĞŶͬƉĞŶĐŝůĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĨŽƌ disability. ŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ LEARNadvantage HOW AND WHEN TURN OFF UTILITIES: ŽWŽǁĞƌĐŽŶǀĞƌƚĞƌĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐǁŝƚŚĂůĂƉƚŽƉ xTake of your localTO pharmacy’s computer If there is damage to your home or you are instructed to turn oī your uƟliƟes: tracking system by Įůůŝng out a medicaƟon proĮůe. computer.  xLocate the electric, gas, and water shut-oī valves. xCreate a plan for an alternaƟve source of power if you use o Keep an emergency supply kit for your pet.  xKeep necessary tools near gas and water shut-oī valves. to operate medical equipment.  electricity xTeach family members how to turn oī uƟliƟes. o Service animals may become confused, frightened, or xContact your power and water company about your needs ĚŝƐŽƌŝĞŶƚĞĚĚƵƌŝŶŐĂŶĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘<ĞĞƉƚŚĞŵĐŽŶĮŶĞĚ support devices an emergency or securely leashed. Iffor youlifeturn the gas oī, a before professional must turnoccurs. it backMany on. Do not aƩempt to do this yourself. companies have a “priority reconnecƟon service” list. PLAN YOUR PETS: xIf you FOR are dependent on dialysis or other life sustaining Pets should know not bethe leŌlocaƟon behind,and butavailability understandofthat only service animals may be treatment, services permiƩed public from moreinthan oneshelters. facility. Plan how you will care for your pets in an emergency.

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PET CHECKLIST AND SPECIAL NEEDS ITEMS

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DECIDING TO STAY OR GO

DECIDING TO STAY OR GO ĞƉĞŶĚŝŶŐŽŶLJŽƵƌĐŝƌĐƵŵƐƚĂŶĐĞƐĂŶĚƚŚĞŶĂƚƵƌĞŽĨƚŚĞĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͕ƚŚĞĮƌƐƚŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶŝƐǁŚĞƚŚĞƌ LJŽƵƐƚĂLJƉƵƚŽƌŐĞƚĂǁĂLJ͘zŽƵƐŚŽƵůĚƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚĂŶĚƉůĂŶĨŽƌďŽƚŚƉŽƐƐŝďŝůŝƟĞƐ͘hƐĞĐŽŵŵŽŶƐĞŶƐĞĂŶĚ ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐǁŚĂƚLJŽƵĂƌĞůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐŚĞƌĞ͕ƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞĚĂŶŐĞƌ͘

PET CHECKLIST CHECKLIST PET

/ŶĂŶLJĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͕ůŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐŵĂLJŽƌŵĂLJŶŽƚŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJďĞĂďůĞƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶǁŚĂƚŝƐ happening and what you should do. However, you should monitor TV (McAllen Cable Network or local ŶĞǁƐͿ͕ŽƌƌĂĚŝŽŶĞǁƐƌĞƉŽƌƚƐĨŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽƌŽĸĐŝĂůŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘/ĨLJŽƵĂƌĞ PET EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PET EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJƚŽůĚƚŽĞǀĂĐƵĂƚĞŽƌƐĞĞŬŵĞĚŝĐĂůƚƌĞĂƚŵĞŶƚ͕ĚŽƐŽŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJ͘ Leaving a pet behind can result in injury, loss, or death. Always take your pet with you. Leaving a pet behind can result in injury, loss, or death. Always take your pet with you.  ͻefore a disaster, idenƟfy a safe locaƟon to bring your pet to, such as a pet friendly hotel, a  STAYINGͻefore a disaster, idenƟfy a safe locaƟon to bring your pet to, such as a pet friendly hotel, a PUT kennel, or a friend’s home. kennel, or a friend’s home. tŚĞƚŚĞƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂƚŚŽŵĞ͕ǁŽƌŬ͕ŽƌĞůƐĞǁŚĞƌĞ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŵĂLJďĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶƐǁŚĞŶŝƚŝƐƐŝŵƉůLJďĞƐƚƚŽƐƚĂLJǁŚĞƌĞ  ͻIn the event that you cannot make it back to your house, arrange for a friend or neighbor to  you are ͻIn the event that you cannot make it back to your house, arrange for a friend or neighbor to and care avoid any uncertainty outside. for your pet. care for your pet. dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞŽƚŚĞƌĐŝƌĐƵŵƐƚĂŶĐĞƐǁŚĞŶƐƚĂLJŝŶŐƉƵƚĂŶĚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ A PET SUPPLY KIT SHOULD INCLUDE: A ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚĂŝƌŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͕ĂƉƌŽĐĞƐƐŬŶŽǁŶĂƐ͞ƐĞĂůŝŶŐƚŚĞƌŽŽŵ͕͟ŝƐĂŵĂƩĞƌŽĨƐƵƌǀŝǀĂů͘hƐĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ PET SUPPLY KIT SHOULD INCLUDE: o 3-5 day supply of food and water (include a can opener) o 3-5 day supply of food and water (include a can opener) ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͘/ĨLJŽƵƐĞĞůĂƌŐĞĂŵŽƵŶƚƐŽĨĚĞďƌŝƐŝŶƚŚĞĂŝƌ͕ŽƌŝĨůŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐƐĂLJ o Bowl for food and water o Bowl for food and water ƚŚĞĂŝƌŝƐďĂĚůLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ͕LJŽƵŵĂLJǁĂŶƚƚŽƚĂŬĞƚŚŝƐŬŝŶĚŽĨĂĐƟŽŶ͘ o Current photo of you and your pet, including a physical descripƟon with any disƟnct markings o Current photo of you and your pet, including a physical descripƟon with any disƟnct markings MedicaƟonsand andcurrent currentvaccinaƟon vaccinaƟon records records o oMedicaƟons dŚĞ ƉƌŽĐĞƐƐ ƵƐĞĚ ƚŽ ƐĞĂů ƚŚĞ ƌŽŽŵ ŝƐcollar ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ Ă ƚĞŵƉŽƌĂƌLJ ƉƌŽƚĞĐƟǀĞ ŵĞĂƐƵƌĞ ƚŽ ĐƌĞĂƚĞ Ă ďĂƌƌŝĞƌ o Leash, harness, or muzzle; with current ID tag o LJŽƵ Leash, or muzzle; collar with current IDŝƐ tag ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ĂŶĚharness, ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ Ăŝƌ ŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͘  /ƚ Ă ƚLJƉĞ ŽĨ ƐŚĞůƚĞƌŝŶŐ ŝŶ ƉůĂĐĞ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞƐ o Carrier large enough for your dog or cat to comfortably o Carrier large enough for your dog or cat to comfortablysleep sleepinin preplanning. Blanketsorortowels towelsfor forbedding bedding and and warmth warmth o oBlankets oTreats Treatsand andtoys toysfor forcomfort comfort o TO “SHELTER IN PLACE SEAL THE ROOM” oPlasƟc PlasƟc bagsAND forwaste waste disposal o xBring bags for disposal  your family and pets inside. o Cat liƩer and container to beused used as as aa liƩer liƩer box o x>ŽĐŬĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĐůŽƐĞǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚĮƌĞƉůĂĐĞĚĂŵƉĞƌƐ͘ Cat liƩer and container to be box     o First aid kit for pets o xdƵƌŶŽīĨĂŶƐ͕ĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐ͕ĂŶĚĨŽƌĐĞĚĂŝƌŚĞĂƟŶŐƐLJƐƚĞŵƐ͘ First aid kit for pets xAŌerxTake yourwalk emergency unless have reason to believe it has been contaminated. a disaster, petson onasupply aleash leashkit unƟl theyyou become reoriented and xAŌer axGo disaster, walk pets unƟl they become reorientedto totheir theirhome. home.Familiar Familiarscents scents and  landmarks into an interior room withcould few windows, if possible. may be altered and pets be easily lost. Downed power lines and other debris could landmarks may be altered and pets could be easily lost. Downed power lines and other debris could  pose ax^ĞĂůĂůůǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐǁŝƚŚƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĚƵĐƚƚĂƉĞ͘ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌŵĞĂƐƵƌŝŶŐ threat.  pose a threat. ĂŶĚĐƵƫŶŐƚŚĞƐŚĞĞƟŶŐŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞƚŽƐĂǀĞƟŵĞ͘  xBe prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to seal gas so that you create a  ďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚĂŶLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘

SPECIAL NEEDS ITEMS SPECIAL ITEMS

Rememberthe thespecial specialneeds needsofofyour yourfamily family members. members. Infants, Remember Infants,the theelderly, elderly,and andpersons personswith withdisabiliƟes disabiliƟes >ŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐŵĂLJŶŽƚŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJďĞĂďůĞƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶǁŚĂƚŝƐŚĂƉƉĞŶŝŶŐĂŶĚǁŚĂƚLJŽƵ need thesame sameplanning planningasaseveryone everyoneelse, else, and and someƟmes someƟmes require addiƟonal emergency preparaƟon. need the require addiƟonal emergency preparaƟon. ƐŚŽƵůĚĚŽ͘,ŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕LJŽƵƐŚŽƵůĚǁĂƚĐŚds͕ůŝƐƚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƌĂĚŝŽ͕ŽƌĐŚĞĐŬƚŚĞ/ŶƚĞƌŶĞƚŽŌĞŶĨŽƌŽĸĐŝĂůŶĞǁƐ ĂŶĚŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ FORBABY BABY oo Diaper FOR Diaper rash rashointment ointment Formula oo Diapers ooFormula Diapers ŽŽƩůĞƐ oo Powdered ŽŽƩůĞƐ Powderedmilk milk ŽDĞĚŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ ŽDŽŝƐƚƚŽǁĞůĞƩĞƐ ŽDĞĚŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ ŽDŽŝƐƚƚŽǁĞůĞƩĞƐ

FORADULTS ADULTS FOR GETTING AWAY Denture Ask your doctorwhich about storing prescripƟon Denture needs your doctor about storing prescripƟon There may beAsk condiƟons under you will decide to get away, oroo there may beneeds situaƟons when you are ordered to oo Extra eye glasses medicaƟon suchasas heart and high blood where you Extra eye glasses medicaƟon such heart and high blood leave. Plan how you will assemble your family and anƟcipate will go. Choose several desƟnaƟons in dŝīerent o Contact lenses and o Contact lenses andsupplies supplies pressure medicaƟon, insulin, and other pressure medicaƟon, insulin, and other direcƟons so you have opƟons in an emergency. prescripƟon drugs. prescripƟon drugs. CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN: 

xPlan places where your family will meet, both within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.

FOR SENIORS AND/OR WITH DISABILITIES TO CONSIDER: FOR AND/OR WITH OTHER THINGS TOneed CONSIDER:  SENIORS xIf you havePEOPLE aPEOPLE car, keep a halfDISABILITIES tank of gas in it atOTHER all ƟmesTHINGS in case you to evacuate.

xPlan how you willevacuate evacuate before anemergency emergency occurs. ŽĞĂǁĂƌĞŽĨŽdžLJŐĞŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ͗ĂǀŽŝĚĂƌĞĂƐǁŚĞƌĞ xPlan you will before occurs.  how xBecome familiar withan alternate routes and other means of transportaƟon out of your area. ŽĞĂǁĂƌĞŽĨŽdžLJŐĞŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ͗ĂǀŽŝĚĂƌĞĂƐǁŚĞƌĞ xPre-register with 211 for transportaƟon assistance. ŐĂƐůĞĂŬƐŽƌŇĂŵĞƐŵĂLJďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͘  xIf have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to. xPre-register withyou 211dofornot transportaƟon assistance. ŐĂƐůĞĂŬƐŽƌŇĂŵĞƐŵĂLJďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͘ xDiscuss your emergency procedures withaakit home health  xTake your emergency supply unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated. ŽůǁĂLJƐƵƐĞďĂƩĞƌLJƉŽǁĞƌĞĚŇĂƐŚůŝŐŚƚƐŽƌůĂŶƚĞƌŶƐƌĂƚŚĞƌ xDiscuss your emergency procedures with home health ŽůǁĂLJƐƵƐĞďĂƩĞƌLJƉŽǁĞƌĞĚŇĂƐŚůŝŐŚƚƐŽƌůĂŶƚĞƌŶƐƌĂƚŚĞƌ  care xLock the door behind you. provider. than is is in in use. care provider. than gas gaslights lightsor orcandles candleswhen whenoxygen oxygen use.  xTake your with you, in but understand that only service animals may be permiƩed in public shelters. Plan xProgram “ICE” Caseofpets ofEmergency) Emergency) inyour your cell phone phone oo Keep cane, xProgram “ICE” (In(InCase cell Keep extra extrasupplies suppliesavailable availablesuch suchasasoxygen, oxygen, cane, how you will care forof your pets in an emergency. and list the telephone number(s) friend/relaƟve to be ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐĂŝĚďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ĂŶĚ and list the telephone number(s) of friend/relaƟve to be ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐĂŝĚďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ĂŶĚ contacted emergency. manual contacted in in anan emergency. manual wheelchair. wheelchair. IF TIME ALLOWS: xWrite down yourmedicaƟons, medicaƟons,including includingdosages, dosages, and and oo Keep scooter patch kit available, consider xWrite down your Keep scooteror orwheelchair wheelchair  xCall or email the “out-of-state” contact in your family communicaƟons plan. patch kit available, consider allergies.Place Place yourinformaƟon informaƟonand andcurrent currentmedicaƟons medicaƟons extra inner tubes and other repair Include heavy allergies. your extra inner tubes and other repairsupplies. supplies. Include heavy xTell them where you are going. a waterproof bagand and takewith with youinin anemergency. emergency. gloves over glass and debris. in ainwaterproof take an glovestofor for wheeling over glassgas, andand debris. xIf bag there is damage toyou your home and you are instructed dowheeling so, shut oī water, electricity before xInclude copies ofimportant importantpapers paperssuch suchas asmedical medical o Keep number of of xInclude copies of leaving. Keep aa list listininyour yourkit kitofofthe thestyle styleand andserial serial number and Medicare cards yourkit. kit. medical devices  insurance xLeave a note telling others when you leŌ and where you are going.such insurance and Medicare cards ininyour medical devices suchasaspacemakers. pacemakers.  xCheck with neighbors who mayidenƟfy need a ride. xWear a medical alert tagor orbracelet bracelet help idenƟfy your ŽWĂĚĂŶĚƉĞŶͬƉĞŶĐŝůĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĨŽƌ ŽWĂĚĂŶĚƉĞŶͬƉĞŶĐŝůĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĨŽƌ xWear a medical alert tag totohelp your disability. ŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ disability. ŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ LEARN HOW AND WHEN TO TURN OFF UTILITIES: ŽWŽǁĞƌĐŽŶǀĞƌƚĞƌĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐǁŝƚŚĂůĂƉƚŽƉ xTake advantage your localpharmacy’s pharmacy’s computer ŽWŽǁĞƌĐŽŶǀĞƌƚĞƌĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐǁŝƚŚĂůĂƉƚŽƉ xTake advantage ofofyour local computer Iftracking there issystem damage toĮůůŝng your out homemedicaƟon or you are proĮůe. instructed to turn oīcomputer. your uƟliƟes: tracking system bybyĮůůŝng out a amedicaƟon proĮůe. computer.  xLocate the electric, gas, and water shut-oī valves. xCreate a plan alternaƟvesource sourceofofpower powerifif you you use o Keep xCreate a plan forforananalternaƟve Keep an anemergency emergencysupply supplykitkitfor foryour yourpet. pet.  xKeep necessary tools near gas and water shut-oī valves. electricity to operatemedical medicalequipment. equipment. o Service animals may become confused, frightened, or or electricity to operate Service animals may become confused, frightened,  xTeach family members how to turn oī uƟliƟes. xContact your powerand andwater watercompany companyabout aboutyour your needs needs ĚŝƐŽƌŝĞŶƚĞĚĚƵƌŝŶŐĂŶĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘<ĞĞƉƚŚĞŵĐŽŶĮŶĞĚ ĚŝƐŽƌŝĞŶƚĞĚĚƵƌŝŶŐĂŶĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘<ĞĞƉƚŚĞŵĐŽŶĮŶĞĚ xContact your power life support devices before anemergency emergency occurs. Many or securely leashed. for life support an occurs. securelyto leashed. Iffor you turn the devices gas oī, abefore professional must turn it backMany on. Do not aƩempt do this yourself. companies havea “priority a “priorityreconnecƟon reconnecƟonservice” service” list. list. companies have you are dependent dialysisororother otherlife lifesustaining sustaining PLAN FOR YOUR PETS: xIfxIf you are dependent onondialysis Pets should not the bethe leŌ behind, butavailability understand only service animals may be treatment, know locaƟon and availability ofthat services treatment, know locaƟon and of services permiƩed inthan public shelters. from more onefacility. facility. Plan how you will care for your pets in an emergency. from more than one

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PETCHECKLIST CHECKLIST AND AND SPECIAL SPECIAL NEEDS PET NEEDSITEMS ITEMS

MAKE A PLAN You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Be prepared to assess the situaƟon, use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Think about the places where your family spends Ɵme: school, work, and other places you frequent. Ask about their emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during an emergency. If they do not have an emergency plan, consider helping develop one. CREATING A FAMILY PLAN A plan should have three important things: A meeƟng place An out-of-area contact An emergency supply kit 1. A MeĞƟng Place – Pick a locaƟon within walking distance of your home where your family members can meet in case you get separated or have to evacuate. For example, select a local park or playground. 2. An Out-of-Area Contact – Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in dŝīerent situaƟons. Pick a family member or friend to serve as your family’s out-of-area contact. In an emergency, you can call your out-of-area contact and tell them you are safe and where you are going. 3. An Emergency Supply Kit – It is recommended to have supplies for a minimum of three days, but having enough supplies to maintain a kit for a longer period of Ɵme is beƩĞr.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION Find out what types of disasters, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area and how you will be noƟĮed. Methods of geƫng your aƩenƟon vary from community to community. Common methods include emergency broadcast via radio, NOAA weather radio, TV (McAllen Cable Network or local news), siren, or emergency workers may go door-to-door. The City of McAllen will uƟlize its CodeRED Emergency NoƟĮcaƟon System, a high speed telephone communicaƟon service for emergency alerts. The system allows the City to telephone targeted areas of the City in the event an emergency requires immediate acƟon. The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour and delivers a recorded message from City stĂī to a live person, answering machine, or message prompt, making three aƩempts to connect to a number. The CodeRED system will only be used for emergency purposes and incidents where rapid and accurate noƟĮcaƟon is essenƟal for life safety or preservaƟon of property. Registered recipients of text messages may incur a cost based on their carrier agreement. If you have not registered your home or mobile number, please do so at www.mcallen.net/emergency. EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS WHEN THE CODERED SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED:  xDrinking water contaminaƟon  xUƟlity outage  xEvacuaƟon noƟce and route  xMissing person  xFires and Ňoods  xHazardous material incident  xNatural disasters  xOther emergencies

EMERGENCY PLANS You may also want to inquire about an emergency plan at places where your family spends Ɵme: work, daycare, and school. If no plan exists, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to your neighbors about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be bĞƩer prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.

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MAKE A PLAN AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION

MAKE A PLAN You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Be prepared to assess the situaƟon, use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Think about the places where your family spends Ɵme: school, work, and other places you frequent. Ask about their emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during an emergency. If they do not have an emergency plan, consider helping develop one. CREATING A FAMILY PLAN A plan should have three important things: A meeƟng place An out-of-area contact An emergency supply kit 1. A MeĞƟng Place – Pick a locaƟon within walking distance of your home where your family members can meet in case you get separated or have to evacuate. For example, select a local park or playground. 2. An Out-of-Area Contact – Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in dŝīerent situaƟons. Pick a family member or friend to serve as your family’s out-of-area contact. In an emergency, you can call your out-of-area contact and tell them you are safe and where you are going. 3. An Emergency Supply Kit – It is recommended to have supplies for a minimum of three days, but having enough supplies to maintain a kit for a longer period of Ɵme is beƩĞr.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION Find out what types of disasters, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area and how you will be noƟĮed. Methods of geƫng your aƩenƟon vary from community to community. Common methods include emergency broadcast via radio, NOAA weather radio, TV (McAllen Cable Network or local news), siren, or emergency workers may go door-to-door. The City of McAllen will uƟlize its CodeRED Emergency NoƟĮcaƟon System, a high speed telephone communicaƟon service for emergency alerts. The system allows the City to telephone targeted areas of the City in the event an emergency requires immediate acƟon. The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour and delivers a recorded message from City stĂī to a live person, answering machine, or message prompt, making three aƩempts to connect to a number. The CodeRED system will only be used for emergency purposes and incidents where rapid and accurate noƟĮcaƟon is essenƟal for life safety or preservaƟon of property. Registered recipients of text messages may incur a cost based on their carrier agreement. If you have not registered your home or mobile number, please do so at www.mcallen.net/emergency. EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS WHEN THE CODERED SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED:  xDrinking water contaminaƟon  xUƟlity outage  xEvacuaƟon noƟce and route  xMissing person  xFires and Ňoods  xHazardous material incident  xNatural disasters  xOther emergencies

EMERGENCY PLANS You may also want to inquire about an emergency plan at places where your family spends Ɵme: work, daycare, and school. If no plan exists, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to your neighbors about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be bĞƩer prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.

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MAKE A PLAN AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION

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PET CHECKLIST CHECKLIST PET

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SPECIAL NEEDS ITEMS SPECIAL ITEMS

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FORADULTS ADULTS FOR GETTING AWAY Denture Ask your doctorwhich about storing prescripƟon Denture needs your doctor about storing prescripƟon There may beAsk condiƟons under you will decide to get away, oroo there may beneeds situaƟons when you are ordered to oo Extra eye glasses medicaƟon suchasas heart and high blood where you Extra eye glasses medicaƟon such heart and high blood leave. Plan how you will assemble your family and anƟcipate will go. Choose several desƟnaƟons in dŝīerent o Contact lenses and o Contact lenses andsupplies supplies pressure medicaƟon, insulin, and other pressure medicaƟon, insulin, and other direcƟons so you have opƟons in an emergency. prescripƟon drugs. prescripƟon drugs. CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN: 

xPlan places where your family will meet, both within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.

FOR SENIORS AND/OR WITH DISABILITIES TO CONSIDER: FOR AND/OR WITH OTHER THINGS TOneed CONSIDER:  SENIORS xIf you havePEOPLE aPEOPLE car, keep a halfDISABILITIES tank of gas in it atOTHER all ƟmesTHINGS in case you to evacuate.

xPlan how you willevacuate evacuate before anemergency emergency occurs. ŽĞĂǁĂƌĞŽĨŽdžLJŐĞŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ͗ĂǀŽŝĚĂƌĞĂƐǁŚĞƌĞ xPlan you will before occurs.  how xBecome familiar withan alternate routes and other means of transportaƟon out of your area. ŽĞĂǁĂƌĞŽĨŽdžLJŐĞŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ͗ĂǀŽŝĚĂƌĞĂƐǁŚĞƌĞ xPre-register with 211 for transportaƟon assistance. ŐĂƐůĞĂŬƐŽƌŇĂŵĞƐŵĂLJďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͘  xIf have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to. xPre-register withyou 211dofornot transportaƟon assistance. ŐĂƐůĞĂŬƐŽƌŇĂŵĞƐŵĂLJďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͘ xDiscuss your emergency procedures withaakit home health  xTake your emergency supply unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated. ŽůǁĂLJƐƵƐĞďĂƩĞƌLJƉŽǁĞƌĞĚŇĂƐŚůŝŐŚƚƐŽƌůĂŶƚĞƌŶƐƌĂƚŚĞƌ xDiscuss your emergency procedures with home health ŽůǁĂLJƐƵƐĞďĂƩĞƌLJƉŽǁĞƌĞĚŇĂƐŚůŝŐŚƚƐŽƌůĂŶƚĞƌŶƐƌĂƚŚĞƌ  care xLock the door behind you. provider. than is is in in use. care provider. than gas gaslights lightsor orcandles candleswhen whenoxygen oxygen use.  xTake your with you, in but understand that only service animals may be permiƩed in public shelters. Plan xProgram “ICE” Caseofpets ofEmergency) Emergency) inyour your cell phone phone oo Keep cane, xProgram “ICE” (In(InCase cell Keep extra extrasupplies suppliesavailable availablesuch suchasasoxygen, oxygen, cane, how you will care forof your pets in an emergency. and list the telephone number(s) friend/relaƟve to be ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐĂŝĚďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ĂŶĚ and list the telephone number(s) of friend/relaƟve to be ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐĂŝĚďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ĂŶĚ contacted emergency. manual contacted in in anan emergency. manual wheelchair. wheelchair. IF TIME ALLOWS: xWrite down yourmedicaƟons, medicaƟons,including includingdosages, dosages, and and oo Keep scooter patch kit available, consider xWrite down your Keep scooteror orwheelchair wheelchair  xCall or email the “out-of-state” contact in your family communicaƟons plan. patch kit available, consider allergies.Place Place yourinformaƟon informaƟonand andcurrent currentmedicaƟons medicaƟons extra inner tubes and other repair Include heavy allergies. your extra inner tubes and other repairsupplies. supplies. Include heavy xTell them where you are going. a waterproof bagand and takewith with youinin anemergency. emergency. gloves over glass and debris. in ainwaterproof take an glovestofor for wheeling over glassgas, andand debris. xIf bag there is damage toyou your home and you are instructed dowheeling so, shut oī water, electricity before xInclude copies ofimportant importantpapers paperssuch suchas asmedical medical o Keep number of of xInclude copies of leaving. Keep aa list listininyour yourkit kitofofthe thestyle styleand andserial serial number and Medicare cards yourkit. kit. medical devices  insurance xLeave a note telling others when you leŌ and where you are going.such insurance and Medicare cards ininyour medical devices suchasaspacemakers. pacemakers.  xCheck with neighbors who mayidenƟfy need a ride. xWear a medical alert tagor orbracelet bracelet help idenƟfy your ŽWĂĚĂŶĚƉĞŶͬƉĞŶĐŝůĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĨŽƌ ŽWĂĚĂŶĚƉĞŶͬƉĞŶĐŝůĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĨŽƌ xWear a medical alert tag totohelp your disability. ŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ disability. ŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ LEARN HOW AND WHEN TO TURN OFF UTILITIES: ŽWŽǁĞƌĐŽŶǀĞƌƚĞƌĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐǁŝƚŚĂůĂƉƚŽƉ xTake advantage your localpharmacy’s pharmacy’s computer ŽWŽǁĞƌĐŽŶǀĞƌƚĞƌĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐǁŝƚŚĂůĂƉƚŽƉ xTake advantage ofofyour local computer Iftracking there issystem damage toĮůůŝng your out homemedicaƟon or you are proĮůe. instructed to turn oīcomputer. your uƟliƟes: tracking system bybyĮůůŝng out a amedicaƟon proĮůe. computer.  xLocate the electric, gas, and water shut-oī valves. xCreate a plan alternaƟvesource sourceofofpower powerifif you you use o Keep xCreate a plan forforananalternaƟve Keep an anemergency emergencysupply supplykitkitfor foryour yourpet. pet.  xKeep necessary tools near gas and water shut-oī valves. electricity to operatemedical medicalequipment. equipment. o Service animals may become confused, frightened, or or electricity to operate Service animals may become confused, frightened,  xTeach family members how to turn oī uƟliƟes. xContact your powerand andwater watercompany companyabout aboutyour your needs needs ĚŝƐŽƌŝĞŶƚĞĚĚƵƌŝŶŐĂŶĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘<ĞĞƉƚŚĞŵĐŽŶĮŶĞĚ ĚŝƐŽƌŝĞŶƚĞĚĚƵƌŝŶŐĂŶĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘<ĞĞƉƚŚĞŵĐŽŶĮŶĞĚ xContact your power life support devices before anemergency emergency occurs. 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PETCHECKLIST CHECKLIST AND AND SPECIAL SPECIAL NEEDS PET NEEDSITEMS ITEMS

ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐǁŚĂƚLJŽƵĂƌĞůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐŚĞƌĞ͕ƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞĚĂŶŐĞƌ͘

PET CHECKLIST

/ŶĂŶLJĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͕ůŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐŵĂLJŽƌŵĂLJŶŽƚŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJďĞĂďůĞƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶǁŚĂƚŝƐ happening and what you should do. However, you should monitor TV (McAllen Cable Network or local ŶĞǁƐͿ͕ŽƌƌĂĚŝŽŶĞǁƐƌĞƉŽƌƚƐĨŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽƌŽĸĐŝĂůŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘/ĨLJŽƵĂƌĞ PET EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJƚŽůĚƚŽĞǀĂĐƵĂƚĞŽƌƐĞĞŬŵĞĚŝĐĂůƚƌĞĂƚŵĞŶƚ͕ĚŽƐŽŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJ͘ Leaving a pet behind can result in injury, loss, or death. Always take your pet with you.  ͻefore a disaster, idenƟfy a safe locaƟon to bring your pet to, such as a pet friendly hotel, a STAYING PUT kennel, or a friend’s home. tŚĞƚŚĞƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂƚŚŽŵĞ͕ǁŽƌŬ͕ŽƌĞůƐĞǁŚĞƌĞ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŵĂLJďĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶƐǁŚĞŶŝƚŝƐƐŝŵƉůLJďĞƐƚƚŽƐƚĂLJǁŚĞƌĞ  are and ͻIn the any event that you cannot make it back to your house, arrange for a friend or neighbor to you avoid uncertainty outside. care for your pet. dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞŽƚŚĞƌĐŝƌĐƵŵƐƚĂŶĐĞƐǁŚĞŶƐƚĂLJŝŶŐƉƵƚĂŶĚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ A PET SUPPLY KIT SHOULD INCLUDE: ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚĂŝƌŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͕ĂƉƌŽĐĞƐƐŬŶŽǁŶĂƐ͞ƐĞĂůŝŶŐƚŚĞƌŽŽŵ͕͟ŝƐĂŵĂƩĞƌŽĨƐƵƌǀŝǀĂů͘hƐĞĂǀĂŝ��ĂďůĞ o 3-5 day supply of food and water (include a can opener) ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͘/ĨLJŽƵƐĞĞůĂƌŐĞĂŵŽƵŶƚƐŽĨĚĞďƌŝƐŝŶƚŚĞĂŝƌ͕ŽƌŝĨůŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐƐĂLJ o Bowl for food and water ƚŚĞĂŝƌŝƐďĂĚůLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ͕LJŽƵŵĂLJǁĂŶƚƚŽƚĂŬĞƚŚŝƐŬŝŶĚŽĨĂĐƟŽŶ͘ o Current photo of you and your pet, including a physical descripƟon with any disƟnct markings o MedicaƟons vaccinaƟon records dŚĞ ƉƌŽĐĞƐƐ ƵƐĞĚ ƚŽ ƐĞĂůand ƚŚĞcurrent ƌŽŽŵ ŝƐ ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ Ă ƚĞŵƉŽƌĂƌLJ ƉƌŽƚĞĐƟǀĞ ŵĞĂƐƵƌĞ ƚŽ ĐƌĞĂƚĞ Ă ďĂƌƌŝĞƌ o Leash, harness, orĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ muzzle; collar Ăŝƌ withŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͘ current ID tagĂ ƚLJƉĞ ŽĨ ƐŚĞůƚĞƌŝŶŐ ŝŶ ƉůĂĐĞ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞƐ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ LJŽƵ ĂŶĚ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ /ƚ ŝƐ o Carrier large enough for your dog or cat to comfortably sleep in preplanning. o Blankets or towels for bedding and warmth o Treats and AND toys for comfort TO “SHELTER IN PLACE SEAL THE ROOM” o PlasƟc bags for waste disposal  xBring your family and pets inside. o Cat liƩer and container to be used as a liƩer box  x>ŽĐŬĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĐůŽƐĞǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚĮƌĞƉůĂĐĞĚĂŵƉĞƌƐ͘    o First aid kit for pets xdƵƌŶŽīĨĂŶƐ͕ĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐ͕ĂŶĚĨŽƌĐĞĚĂŝƌŚĞĂƟŶŐƐLJƐƚĞŵƐ͘  xTake your emergency supply kit unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated. a disaster, petsroom on a leash unƟlwindows, they become reoriented to their home. Familiar scents and xAŌerxGo into anwalk interior with few if possible. may be altered and pets could be easily lost. Downed power lines and other debris could  landmarks x^ĞĂůĂůůǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐǁŝƚŚƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĚƵĐƚƚĂƉĞ͘ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌŵĞĂƐƵƌŝŶŐ pose aĂŶĚĐƵƫŶŐƚŚĞƐŚĞĞƟŶŐŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞƚŽƐĂǀĞƟŵĞ͘ threat.   xBe prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to seal gas so that you create a  ďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚĂŶLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘

SPECIAL NEEDS ITEMS

Remember the special needs of your family members. Infants, the elderly, and persons with disabiliƟes >ŽĐĂůĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐŵĂLJŶŽƚŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJďĞĂďůĞƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶǁŚĂƚŝƐŚĂƉƉĞŶŝŶŐĂŶĚǁŚĂƚLJŽƵ need the same planning as everyone else, and someƟmes require addiƟonal emergency preparaƟon. ƐŚŽƵůĚĚŽ͘,ŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕LJŽƵƐŚŽƵůĚǁĂƚĐŚds͕ůŝƐƚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƌĂĚŝŽ͕ŽƌĐŚĞĐŬƚŚĞ/ŶƚĞƌŶĞƚŽŌĞŶĨŽƌŽĸĐŝĂůŶĞǁƐ ĂŶĚŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ FOR BABY o Diaper rash ointment o Formula o Diapers ŽŽƩůĞƐ o Powdered milk ŽDĞĚŝĐĂƟŽŶƐŽDŽŝƐƚƚŽǁĞůĞƩĞƐ

FOR ADULTS GETTING AWAY Denture Ask your under doctorwhich about prescripƟon There may be condiƟons youstoring will decide to get away, orothere may beneeds situaƟons when you are ordered to o will Extra glasses such as heart and blood where you leave. Plan howmedicaƟon you will assemble your family andhigh anƟcipate go.eye Choose several desƟnaƟons in dŝīerent o Contact lenses and supplies pressure medicaƟon, insulin, and other direcƟons so you have opƟons in an emergency. prescripƟon drugs. CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN: 

xPlan places where your family will meet, both within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.

FOR SENIORS TOneed CONSIDER:  xIf AND/OR you have aPEOPLE car, keepWITH a half DISABILITIES tank of gas in it atOTHER all ƟmesTHINGS in case you to evacuate.

xPlan how you will evacuate an emergency  xBecome familiarbefore with alternate routesoccurs. and other means of transportaƟon out of your area. ŽĞĂǁĂƌĞŽĨŽdžLJŐĞŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ͗ĂǀŽŝĚĂƌĞĂƐǁŚĞƌĞ  xIf you211 do for nottransportaƟon have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to. xPre-register with assistance. ŐĂƐůĞĂŬƐŽƌŇĂŵĞƐŵĂLJďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͘  xTake your emergency supply unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated. xDiscuss your emergency procedures with akithome health ŽůǁĂLJƐƵƐĞďĂƩĞƌLJƉŽǁĞƌĞĚŇĂƐŚůŝŐŚƚƐŽƌůĂŶƚĞƌŶƐƌĂƚŚĞƌ  care provider. xLock the door behind you. than gas lights or candles when oxygen is in use.  xTake with you, but understand that only service animals may be permiƩed in public shelters. Plan xProgram “ICE” (In your Case pets of Emergency) in your cell phone o Keep extra supplies available such as oxygen, cane, how you will care for your pets in an emergency. and list the telephone number(s) of friend/relaƟve to be ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐĂŝĚďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕ĂŶĚ contacted in an emergency. manual wheelchair. IF TIME ALLOWS: xWrite down youror medicaƟons, including dosages, and o KeepcommunicaƟons scooter or wheelchair  xCall email the “out-of-state” contact in your family plan. patch kit available, consider allergies. Place your informaƟon and current medicaƟons extra inner tubes and other repair supplies. Include heavy xTell them where you are going. bag and take with you in an emergency. glovestofor over glass gas, and and debris.  in a waterproof xIf there is damage to your home and you are instructed dowheeling so, shut oī water, electricity before xInclude copies of important papers such as medical leaving. o Keep a list in your kit of the style and serial number of  insurance xLeave a notecards telling when you leŌ and where you are going.such as pacemakers. and Medicare in others your kit. medical devices  xCheck with who may idenƟfy need a ride. xWear a medical alert tagneighbors or bracelet to help your ŽWĂĚĂŶĚƉĞŶͬƉĞŶĐŝůĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĨŽƌ disability. ŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ LEARNadvantage HOW AND WHEN TURN OFF UTILITIES: ŽWŽǁĞƌĐŽŶǀĞƌƚĞƌĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐǁŝƚŚĂůĂƉƚŽƉ xTake of your localTO pharmacy’s computer If there is damage to your home or you are instructed to turn oī your uƟliƟes: tracking system by Įůůŝng out a medicaƟon proĮůe. computer.  xLocate the electric, gas, and water shut-oī valves. xCreate a plan for an alternaƟve source of power if you use o Keep an emergency supply kit for your pet.  xKeep necessary tools near gas and water shut-oī valves. to operate medical equipment.  electricity xTeach family members how to turn oī uƟliƟes. o Service animals may become confused, frightened, or xContact your power and water company about your needs ĚŝƐŽƌŝĞŶƚĞĚĚƵƌŝŶŐĂŶĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘<ĞĞƉƚŚĞŵĐŽŶĮŶĞĚ support devices an emergency or securely leashed. Iffor youlifeturn the gas oī, a before professional must turnoccurs. it backMany on. Do not aƩempt to do this yourself. companies have a “priority reconnecƟon service” list. PLAN YOUR PETS: xIf you FOR are dependent on dialysis or other life sustaining Pets should know not bethe leŌlocaƟon behind,and butavailability understandofthat only service animals may be treatment, services permiƩed public from moreinthan oneshelters. facility. Plan how you will care for your pets in an emergency.

4.

PET CHECKLIST AND SPECIAL NEEDS ITEMS

6.

DECIDING TO STAY OR GO

AT WORK AND SCHOOL Like individuals and families, schools, daycare providers, workplaces, neighborhoods, and apartment ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐƐƐŚŽƵůĚĂůůŚĂǀĞƐŝƚĞͲƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƉůĂŶƐ͘ ƐŬĂďŽƵƚĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƉůĂŶƐĂƚƚŚĞƉůĂĐĞƐǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵƌĨĂŵŝůLJƐƉĞŶĚƐƚŚĞŵŽƐƚƟŵĞ͗ǁŽƌŬ͕ƐĐŚŽŽů͕ĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌ ƉůĂĐĞƐLJŽƵĨƌĞƋƵĞŶƚ͘/ĨŶŽŶĞĞdžŝƐƚ͕ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌŝŶŐƚŽŚĞůƉĚĞǀĞůŽƉŽŶĞ͘zŽƵǁŝůůďĞďĞƩĞƌƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚ to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead, and communicate with others in advance. NEIGHBORHOODS AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS A community working together during an emergency makes sense.  xTalk to your neighbors about how you can work together during an emergency.  x&ŝŶĚŽƵƚŝĨĂŶLJŽŶĞŚĂƐƐƉĞĐŝĂůŝnjĞĚĞƋƵŝƉŵĞŶƚůŝŬĞĂƉŽǁĞƌŐĞŶĞƌĂƚŽƌ͕ŽƌĞdžƉĞƌƟƐĞƐƵĐŚĂƐ medical knowledge, that might help during a crisis. a family you yourself may neighbors. be cut, burned, or suīer other injuries. The list of In any emergency, xDecide who will member check onor elderly or disabled below will provide during instances. Remember, many injuries are not life basic supplies xMake back-up plans forassistance children in case these you cannot get home in an emergency. threatening and do not require immediate medical aƩĞnƟon. Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a dŝīerence in an emergency. A proacƟve measure is to take a basic Įrst aid class, but simply ^ŚĂƌŝŶŐƉůĂŶƐĂŶĚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞŝƐĂŐŽŽĚƐƚƌĂƚĞŐLJ͘ assembling the following items in a Įrst aid kit can help you stop bleeding, prevent infecƟon, and assist in decontaminaƟon. SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE If you are a parent, or guardian of an elderly or disabled adult, make sure schools and daycare providers OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER: THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE: have emergency response plans. o aCell Phones o Two pairs of latex or other sterile gloves (if you  xAsk how they will communicate with families during crisis. o Scissors are xAsk allergic to latex).  if they store adequate food, water, and other basic supplies. Tweezers dressings to stop bleeding.  o Sterile xFind out if they arethe prepared to “shelter-in-place” ifo need be, and where they plan to go if they o Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant o Cleansing mustagent/soap get away. and anƟbioƟc towelĞƩes o EŽŶWƌĞƐĐƌŝƉƟŽŶƌƵŐƐ͗ to disinfect. ͻAspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever o AnƟbioƟc ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAnƟ-diarrhea medicaƟon o Burn ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAntacid (for upset stomach) o Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes. ͻLaxaƟve o Eye wash soluƟon to Ňush the eyes or as general decontaminant. o Thermometer o PrescripƟon medicaƟons you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiraƟon dates. o Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.

FIRST AID KIT AND CHECKLIST

SUPPLY CHECKLISTS AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES Water, food, and clean air are essenƟal items necessary for survival. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specŝĮc needs, such as medicaƟons, and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER ADDING TO YOUR SUPPLY KIT: /ĨLJŽƵĂƌĞĂŶĞŵƉůŽLJĞƌ͕ŵĂŬĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵƌǁŽƌŬƉůĂĐĞŚĂƐĂďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĞǀĂĐƵĂƟŽŶƉůĂŶƚŚĂƚŝƐƌĞŐƵůĂƌůLJ xFood (see Prepare a Kit) ͻŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƌĞĨĞƌĞŶĐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐƵĐŚĂƐĂĮƌƐƚ ƉƌĂĐƟĐĞĚ͘ xRadio and NOAA weather radio with a tone-alert ĂŝĚŬŽƌĂƉƌŝŶƚŽƵƚŽĨƚŚŝƐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ  featurexdĂŬĞĂĐƌŝƟĐĂůůŽŽŬĂƚLJŽƵƌŚĞĂƟŶŐ͕ǀĞŶƟůĂƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐƐLJƐƚĞŵƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨŝƚŝƐ (include extra baƩĞries) ͻDĞƐƐŬŝƚƐ͕ĐƵƉƐ͕ƉůĂƚĞƐ͕ĂŶĚƉůĂƐƟĐƵƚĞŶƐŝůƐ  xFlashlight ƐĞĐƵƌĞŽƌŝĨŝƚĐŽƵůĚĨĞĂƐŝďůLJďĞƵƉŐƌĂĚĞĚƚŽďĞƩĞƌĮůƚĞƌƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚďĞƐƵƌĞ and extra baƩĞries ͻDĂƚĐŚĞƐŝŶĂǁĂƚĞƌƉƌŽŽĨĐŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌ  xWhistleLJŽƵŬŶŽǁŚŽǁƚŽƚƵƌŶŝƚŽīŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽ͘ to signal help ͻĂƐŚŽƌƚƌĂǀĞůĞƌ͛ƐĐŚĞĐŬƐ͕ĐŚĂŶŐĞ  xDust mask xThink aboutt-shirt what to if your cannot go home. or coƩon to do help Įůteremployees the air ͻWĂƉĞƌƚŽǁĞůƐ  xMoist toweleƩes xMake sure you have appropriate supplies on hand. for sanitaƟon ͻ&ŝƌĞdžƟŶŐƵŝƐŚĞƌ xWrench or pliers to turn oī uƟliƟes ͻŽŵƉĂƐƐ INxCan A MOVING VEHICLE opener for canned food ͻWĂƉĞƌ͕ƉĞŶĐŝů  xPlasƟc sheĞƟng ϭ͘/ĨƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶŽƌŽƚŚĞƌĨĂĐƚŽƌƚŚĂƚŵĂŬĞƐŝƚĚŝĸĐƵůƚƚŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůƚŚĞǀĞŚŝĐůĞ͕ƉƵůůŽǀĞƌ͕ and duct tape to shelter-in-place ͻ&ĞŵŝŶŝŶĞƐƵƉƉůŝĞƐ stop the car, and set the parking brake. xInfant formula and diapers (if needed) ͻŝƐŝŶĨĞĐƚĂŶƚ 2. bags If theand emergency could physical stability of the roadway, avoid overpasses, xGarbage plasƟc Ɵes for impact personalthe sanitaƟon ͻZĂŝŶŐĞĂƌ bridges, power lines, signs, and other hazards. ͻdĞŶƚ  CLOTHING ϯ͘/ĨĂƉŽǁĞƌůŝŶĞĨĂůůƐŽŶLJŽƵƌĐĂƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂƚƌŝƐŬŽĨĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂůƐŚŽĐŬ͕ƐƚĂLJŝŶƐŝĚĞƵŶƟůĂƚƌĂŝŶĞĚ AND BEDDING: ͻ^ŝŐŶĂůŇĂƌĞ person removes the wire. During cold weather months, it is important to prepare ͻDĞĚŝĐŝŶĞĚƌŽƉƉĞƌ  for warmth. ϰ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƌĂĚŝŽĨŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶĂŶĚŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ There is a possibility that the power will ͻWĞƌƐŽŶĂůŚLJŐŝĞŶĞŝƚĞŵƐ be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your ͻ,ŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚďůĞĂĐŚ INclothing HIGH-RISE and BUILDING bedding supplies to account for growing 1. Note where the closest emergency exit is. children and other family changes.  Ϯ͘ĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵŬŶŽǁĂŶŽƚŚĞƌǁĂLJŽƵƚŝŶĐĂƐĞLJŽƵƌĮƌƐƚĐŚŽŝĐĞŝƐďůŽĐŬĞĚ͘ 3. Take cover against a desk or table things are falling. xOne complete change of warm clothing andifshoes  per person, ϰ͘DŽǀĞĂǁĂLJĨƌŽŵĮůĞĐĂďŝŶĞƚƐ͕ŬƐŚĞůǀĞƐ͕ŽƌŽƚŚĞƌƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŚĂƚŵŝŐŚƚĨĂůů͘ including: 5. Face o A jacket oraway coat from windows and glass. 6. Move away o A long sleeve shirtfrom exterior walls. 7. Determine if you should stay put, “shelter-in-place,” or get away. o A hat  o Long ϴ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶĨŽƌĂŶĚĨŽůůŽǁŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ pants 9. Take your emergency supply kit, unless there is reason to believe it has been contaminated. o Sturdy shoes and socks 10. Do not use elevators. o Gloves 11. Staybag to the right while going stairwells to allow emergency workers to come up. o A sleeping or warm blanket for down each person RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR A BASIC KIT:

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A community working together during an emergency makes sense.  xTalk to your neighbors about how you can work together during an emergency.  x&ŝŶĚŽƵƚŝĨĂŶLJŽŶĞŚĂƐƐƉĞĐŝĂůŝnjĞĚĞƋƵŝƉŵĞŶƚůŝŬĞĂƉŽǁĞƌŐĞŶĞƌĂƚŽƌ͕ŽƌĞdžƉĞƌƟƐĞƐƵĐŚĂƐ medical knowledge, that might help during a crisis. a family you yourself may neighbors. be cut, burned, or suīer other injuries. The list of In any emergency, xDecide who will member check onor elderly or disabled below will provide during instances. Remember, many injuries are not life basic supplies xMake back-up plans forassistance children in case these you cannot get home in an emergency. threatening and do not require immediate medical aƩĞnƟon. Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a dŝīerence in an emergency. A proacƟve measure is to take a basic Įrst aid class, but simply ^ŚĂƌŝŶŐƉůĂŶƐĂŶĚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŶŐŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞŝƐĂŐŽŽĚƐƚƌĂƚĞŐLJ͘ assembling the following items in a Įrst aid kit can help you stop bleeding, prevent infecƟon, and assist in decontaminaƟon. SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE If you are a parent, or guardian of an elderly or disabled adult, make sure schools and daycare providers OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER: THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE: have emergency response plans. o aCell Phones o Two pairs of latex or other sterile gloves (if you  xAsk how they will communicate with families during crisis. o Scissors are xAsk allergic to latex).  if they store adequate food, water, and other basic supplies. Tweezers dressings to stop bleeding.  o Sterile xFind out if they arethe prepared to “shelter-in-place” ifo need be, and where they plan to go if they o Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant o Cleansing mustagent/soap get away. and anƟbioƟc towelĞƩes o EŽŶWƌĞƐĐƌŝƉƟŽŶƌƵŐƐ͗ to disinfect. ͻAspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever o AnƟbioƟc ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAnƟ-diarrhea medicaƟon o Burn ointment to prevent infecƟon. ͻAntacid (for upset stomach) o Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes. ͻLaxaƟve o Eye wash soluƟon to Ňush the eyes or as general decontaminant. o Thermometer o PrescripƟon medicaƟons you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiraƟon dates. o Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.

FIRST AID KIT AND CHECKLIST

SUPPLY CHECKLISTS AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES Water, food, and clean air are essenƟal items necessary for survival. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specŝĮc needs, such as medicaƟons, and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER ADDING TO YOUR SUPPLY KIT: /ĨLJŽƵĂƌĞĂŶĞŵƉůŽLJĞƌ͕ŵĂŬĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵƌǁŽƌŬƉůĂĐĞŚĂƐĂďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĞǀĂĐƵĂƟŽŶƉůĂŶƚŚĂƚŝƐƌĞŐƵůĂƌůLJ xFood (see Prepare a Kit) ͻŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƌĞĨĞƌĞŶĐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐƵĐŚĂƐĂĮƌƐƚ ƉƌĂĐƟĐĞĚ͘ xRadio and NOAA weather radio with a tone-alert ĂŝĚŬŽƌĂƉƌŝŶƚŽƵƚŽĨƚŚŝƐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ  featurexdĂŬĞĂĐƌŝƟĐĂůůŽŽŬĂƚLJŽƵƌŚĞĂƟŶŐ͕ǀĞŶƟůĂƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶŝŶŐƐLJƐƚĞŵƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨŝƚŝƐ (include extra baƩĞries) ͻDĞƐƐŬŝƚƐ͕ĐƵƉƐ͕ƉůĂƚĞƐ͕ĂŶĚƉůĂƐƟĐƵƚĞŶƐŝůƐ  xFlashlight ƐĞĐƵƌĞŽƌŝĨŝƚĐŽƵůĚĨĞĂƐŝďůLJďĞƵƉŐƌĂĚĞĚƚŽďĞƩĞƌĮůƚĞƌƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚďĞƐƵƌĞ and extra baƩĞries ͻDĂƚĐŚĞƐŝŶĂǁĂƚĞƌƉƌŽŽĨĐŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌ  xWhistleLJŽƵŬŶŽǁŚŽǁƚŽƚƵƌŶŝƚŽīŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽ͘ to signal help ͻĂƐŚŽƌƚƌĂǀĞůĞƌ͛ƐĐŚĞĐŬƐ͕ĐŚĂŶŐĞ  xDust mask xThink aboutt-shirt what to if your cannot go home. or coƩon to do help Įůteremployees the air ͻWĂƉĞƌƚŽǁĞůƐ  xMoist toweleƩes xMake sure you have appropriate supplies on hand. for sanitaƟon ͻ&ŝƌĞdžƟŶŐƵŝƐŚĞƌ xWrench or pliers to turn oī uƟliƟes ͻŽŵƉĂƐƐ INxCan A MOVING VEHICLE opener for canned food ͻWĂƉĞƌ͕ƉĞŶĐŝů  xPlasƟc sheĞƟng ϭ͘/ĨƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶŽƌŽƚŚĞƌĨĂĐƚŽƌƚŚĂƚŵĂŬĞƐŝƚĚŝĸĐƵůƚƚŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůƚŚĞǀĞŚŝĐůĞ͕ƉƵůůŽǀĞƌ͕ and duct tape to shelter-in-place ͻ&ĞŵŝŶŝŶĞƐƵƉƉůŝĞƐ stop the car, and set the parking brake. xInfant formula and diapers (if needed) ͻŝƐŝŶĨĞĐƚĂŶƚ 2. bags If theand emergency could physical stability of the roadway, avoid overpasses, xGarbage plasƟc Ɵes for impact personalthe sanitaƟon ͻZĂŝŶŐĞĂƌ bridges, power lines, signs, and other hazards. ͻdĞŶƚ  CLOTHING ϯ͘/ĨĂƉŽǁĞƌůŝŶĞĨĂůůƐŽŶLJŽƵƌĐĂƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂƚƌŝƐŬŽĨĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂůƐŚŽĐŬ͕ƐƚĂLJŝŶƐŝĚĞƵŶƟůĂƚƌĂŝŶĞĚ AND BEDDING: ͻ^ŝŐŶĂůŇĂƌĞ person removes the wire. During cold weather months, it is important to prepare ͻDĞĚŝĐŝŶĞĚƌŽƉƉĞƌ  for warmth. ϰ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƌĂĚŝŽĨŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶĂŶĚŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐĂƐƚŚĞLJďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ͘ There is a possibility that the power will ͻWĞƌƐŽŶĂůŚLJŐŝĞŶĞŝƚĞŵƐ be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your ͻ,ŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚďůĞĂĐŚ INclothing HIGH-RISE and BUILDING bedding supplies to account for growing 1. Note where the closest emergency exit is. children and other family changes.  Ϯ͘ĞƐƵƌĞLJŽƵŬŶŽǁĂŶŽƚŚĞƌǁĂLJŽƵƚŝŶĐĂƐĞLJŽƵƌĮƌƐƚĐŚŽŝĐĞŝƐďůŽĐŬĞĚ͘ 3. Take cover against a desk or table things are falling. xOne complete change of warm clothing andifshoes  per person, ϰ͘DŽǀĞĂǁĂLJĨƌŽŵĮůĞĐĂďŝŶĞƚƐ͕ŬƐŚĞůǀĞƐ͕ŽƌŽƚŚĞƌƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŚĂƚŵŝŐŚƚĨĂůů͘ including: 5. Face o A jacket oraway coat from windows and glass. 6. Move away o A long sleeve shirtfrom exterior walls. 7. Determine if you should stay put, “shelter-in-place,” or get away. o A hat  o Long ϴ͘>ŝƐƚĞŶĨŽƌĂŶĚĨŽůůŽǁŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ pants 9. Take your emergency supply kit, unless there is reason to believe it has been contaminated. o Sturdy shoes and socks 10. Do not use elevators. o Gloves 11. Staybag to the right while going stairwells to allow emergency workers to come up. o A sleeping or warm blanket for down each person RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR A BASIC KIT:

ExWater MPLOYERS (see Prepare a Kit)

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NATURAL DISASTERS Find out what natural disasters are most common in your area. You may be aware of some of your ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͛ƐƌŝƐŬƐ͗ŽƚŚĞƌƐŵĂLJƐƵƌƉƌŝƐĞLJŽƵ͘,ŝƐƚŽƌŝĐĂůůLJ͕ŇŽŽĚŝŶŐŝƐƚŚĞŶĂƟŽŶ͛ƐƐŝŶŐůĞŵŽƐƚĐŽŵŵŽŶ ŶĂƚƵƌĂůĚŝƐĂƐƚĞƌ͘&ůŽŽĚŝŶŐĐĂŶŚĂƉƉĞŶŝŶĞǀĞƌLJh͘^͘ƐƚĂƚĞĂŶĚƚĞƌƌŝƚŽƌLJ͘ĂƌƚŚƋƵĂŬĞƐĂƌĞŽŌĞŶƚŚŽƵŐŚƚ of as a West Coast phenomenon, yet 45 states and territories in the Unites States are at moderate to high risk from earthquakes and are located in every region of the country. Other disasters may be more common in certain areas. Tornados are nature’s most violent storms and can happen anywhere. However, states located in ͞dŽƌŶĂĚŽůůĞLJ͕͟ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐĂƌĞĂƐŝŶWĞŶŶƐLJůǀĂŶŝĂ͕EĞǁzŽƌŬ͕ŽŶŶĞĐƟĐƵƚ͕ĂŶĚ&ůŽƌŝĚĂĂƌĞƚŚĞŚŝŐŚĞƐƚƌŝƐŬ ĨŽƌƚŽƌŶĂĚŽĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘,ƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐĂƌĞƐĞǀĞƌĞƚƌŽƉŝĐĂůƐƚŽƌŵƐƚŚĂƚĨŽƌŵŝŶƚŚĞƐŽƵƚŚĞƌŶƚůĂŶƟĐKĐĞĂŶ͕ ĂƌŝďďĞĂŶ^ĞĂ͕'ƵůĨŽĨDĞdžŝĐŽ͕ĂŶĚŝŶƚŚĞĞĂƐƚĞƌŶWĂĐŝĮĐKĐĞĂŶ͘^ĐŝĞŶƟƐƚƐĐĂŶŶŽǁƉƌĞĚŝĐƚŚƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐ͕ ďƵƚƉĞŽƉůĞǁŚŽůŝǀĞŝŶĐŽĂƐƚĂůĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐƐŚŽƵůĚƉůĂŶǁŚĂƚƚŚĞLJǁŝůůĚŽŝĨƚŚĞLJĂƌĞƚŽůĚƚŽĞǀĂĐƵĂƚĞ͘ Planning what to do in advance is an important part of being prepared. Find out what natural disasters are most common in your area. HURRICANE WINDS  xBoard up doors and windows with plywood or install ƐƚŽƌŵƐŚƵƩĞƌƐ  x<ĞĞƉŝŶŵŝŶĚƚŚĂƚǁŝŶĚƐĂƌĞƐƚƌŽŶŐĞƌĂƚŚŝŐŚĞƌĞůĞǀĂƟŽŶƐ  xSecure outdoor objects that could be dangerous, such as ƉĂƟŽĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ͕ŚĂŶŐŝŶŐƉůĂŶƚƐ͕ trash bins, tools, and barbecue pits. CLEAN AIR DĂŶLJƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůƚĞƌƌŽƌŝƐƚĂƩĂĐŬƐĐŽƵůĚƐĞŶĚƟŶLJŵŝĐƌŽƐĐŽƉŝĐ͞ũƵŶŬ͟ŝŶƚŽƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘&ŽƌĞdžĂŵƉůĞ͕ĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶ ,ƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐĐĂŶĂůƐŽƉƌŽĚƵĐĞƚŽƌŶĂĚŽĞƐ͕ĂĚĚŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƉŽǁĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƟƌĞƐƚŽƌŵ͘ ŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞǀĞƌLJĮŶĞĚĞďƌŝƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƵƐĞůƵŶŐĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂƩĂĐŬŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞŐĞƌŵƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶ make you sick if inhaled or absorbed through open cuts. Many of these agents can only hurt you if they get FLOODING ŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJ͕ƐŽƚŚŝŶŬĂďŽƵƚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚĂŶLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘  xMove furniture and valuables to a higher level  xStore important documents in waterproof containers NOSE AND MOUTH PROTECTION &ĂĐĞŵĂƐŬƐŽƌĚĞŶƐͲǁĞĂǀĞĐŽƩŽŶŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ƚŚĂƚƐŶƵŐůLJĐŽǀĞƌƐLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚĂŶĚŝƐƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJĮƚĨŽƌ ĞĂĐŚŵĞŵďĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůLJ͘ŽǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌLJŽƵĐĂŶƚŽŵĂŬĞƚŚĞďĞƐƚĮƚƉŽƐƐŝďůĞĨŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘

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Be prepared to improvise with what you have on hand to protect your nose, mouth, eyes, and cuts in your ƐŬŝŶ͘ŶLJƚŚŝŶŐƚŚĂƚĮƚƐƐŶƵŐůLJŽǀĞƌLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐĂŶLJĚĞŶƐĞǁĞĂǀĞĐŽƩŽŶŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ĐĂŶ ŚĞůƉ ĮůƚĞƌ ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐ ŝŶ ĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘  /ƚ ŝƐ ǀĞƌLJ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ŵŽƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ Ăŝƌ LJŽƵ ďƌĞĂƚŚĞ ĐŽŵĞ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ŵĂƐŬ Žƌ ĐůŽƚŚ ĂŶĚ ŶŽƚ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ŝƚ͘  Ž ǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ Įƚ ƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ ĨŽƌ children. There are also a variety of face masks readily available in hardware stores that are rated based on ŚŽǁƐŵĂůůŽĨĂƉĂƌƟĐůĞŝƚĐĂŶĮůƚĞƌŝŶĂŶŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůƐĞƫŶŐ͘ 'ŝǀĞŶƚŚĞĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƚLJƉĞƐŽĨĂƩĂĐŬƐƚŚĂƚĐŽƵůĚŽĐĐƵƌ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽƚŽŶĞƐŽůƵƟŽŶĨŽƌŵĂƐŬŝŶŐ͘&ŽƌŝŶƐƚĂŶĐĞ͕ ƐŝŵƉůĞĐůŽƚŚĨĂĐĞŵĂƐŬƐĐĂŶĮůƚĞƌƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞĂŝƌďŽƌŶĞ͞ũƵŶŬ͟ŽƌŐĞƌŵƐLJŽƵŵŝŐŚƚďƌĞĂƚŚĞŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJ͕ ďƵƚǁŝůůƉƌŽďĂďůLJŶŽƚƉƌŽƚĞĐƚLJŽƵĨƌŽŵĐŚĞŵŝĐĂůŐĂƐĞƐ͘^Ɵůů͕ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐŽǀĞƌLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚŝŶĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ ŝƐ ďĞƩĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ͘  >ŝŵŝƟŶŐ ŚŽǁ ŵĂŶLJ ĨŽƌĞŝŐŶ ƉĂƌƟĐůĞƐ ŐĞƚ ŝŶƚŽ LJŽƵƌ ďŽĚLJ ŵĂLJ ŝŵƉĂĐƚ whether or not you get sick or develop disease.

dŚĞƌĞ ĂƌĞ ĐŝƌĐƵŵƐƚĂŶĐĞƐ ǁŚĞŶ ƐƚĂLJŝŶŐ ƉƵƚ ĂŶĚ ĐƌĞĂƟŶŐ Ă ďĂƌƌŝĞƌ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ LJŽƵƌƐĞůĨ ĂŶĚ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůůLJ ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚĂŝƌŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ͕ĂƉƌŽĐĞƐƐŬŶŽǁŶĂƐ͞ƐŚĞůƚĞƌͲŝŶͲƉůĂĐĞ͕͟ŝƐĂŵĂƩĞƌŽĨƐƵƌǀŝǀĂů͘zŽƵĐĂŶƵƐĞƚŚĞƐĞ ƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŽƚĂƉĞƵƉǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌǀĞŶƚƐŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽƐĞĂůŽīĂƌŽŽŵĨƌŽŵŽƵƚƐŝĚĞĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘ ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌƉƌĞĐƵƫŶŐĂŶĚůĂďĞůŝŶŐƚŚĞƐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐ͘ŶLJƚŚŝŶŐLJŽƵĐĂŶĚŽŝŶĂĚǀĂŶĐĞǁŝůůƐĂǀĞƟŵĞǁŚĞŶŝƚ counts.

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hƐĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͘/ĨLJŽƵƐĞĞůĂƌŐĞĂŵŽƵŶƚƐŽĨĚĞďƌŝƐŝŶƚŚĞĂŝƌ͕ŽƌŝĨůŽĐĂů ĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐƐĂLJƚŚĞĂŝƌŝƐďĂĚůLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ͕LJŽƵĐĂŶƵƐĞƚŚĞƐĞƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŽƚĂƉĞƵƉǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌ CREATE A SUPPORT NETWORK ǀĞŶƚƐŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽƐĞĂůŽīĂƌŽŽŵ͘ In many emergency situaƟons, your neighbors may be your Įrst responders. Build a support network of at least OTHER BARRIERS three people in your area to assist you during an x,ĞĂǀLJǁĞŝŐŚƚƉůĂƐƟĐŐĂƌďĂŐĞďĂŐƐŽƌƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐxDuct emergency. Do not dependtape on one xScissors person. HEPA (HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE AIR FILTRATION) FILTER FANS your medical equipment is Show your network where KŶĐĞLJŽƵŚĂǀĞƐĞĂůĞĚĂƌŽŽŵǁŝƚŚƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĚƵĐƚƚĂƉĞ͕LJŽƵŵĂLJŚĂǀĞĐƌĞĂƚĞĚĂďĞƩĞƌďĂƌƌŝĞƌ located and how to use it. between you and any contaminants that may be outside. However, no seal is perfect and some leakage is ůŝŬĞůLJ͘zŽƵŵĂLJĂůƐŽĮŶĚLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨŝŶĂƐƉĂĐĞƚŚĂƚŝƐĂůƌĞĂĚLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚƚŽƐŽŵĞĚĞŐƌĞĞ͘ Give at least one member of your support network a key to gain entry into your residence during an emergency ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌƉƵƌŝĮĞƌ͕ǁŝƚŚĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ƚŽŚĞůƉƌĞŵŽǀĞĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƌŽŽŵǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵ situaƟon. ĂƌĞƐŚĞůƚĞƌŝŶŐ͘dŚĞƐĞŚŝŐŚůLJĞĸĐŝĞŶƚĮůƚĞƌƐŚĂǀĞƐŵĂůůƐŝĞǀĞƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƉƚƵƌĞǀĞƌLJƟŶLJƉĂƌƟĐůĞƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͘KŶĐĞƚƌĂƉƉĞĚǁŝƚŚŝŶĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĐĂŶŶŽƚŐĞƚŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJĂŶĚ IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS ŵĂŬĞLJŽƵƐŝĐŬ͘tŚŝůĞƚŚĞƐĞĮůƚĞƌƐĂƌĞĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚĂƚĮůƚĞƌŝŶŐĚĂŶĚĞƌ͕ĚƵƐƚ͕ŵŽůĚ͕ƐŵŽŬĞ͕ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͕ Keep copies of important family records such as insurance and other contaminants, they will not stop chemical gases. policies, idenƟĮcaƟon, and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. ^ŽŵĞƉĞŽƉůĞ͕ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůLJƚŚŽƐĞǁŝƚŚƐĞǀĞƌĞĂůůĞƌŐŝĞƐĂŶĚĂƐƚŚŵĂ͕ƵƐĞ,WĮůƚĞƌƐŝŶŵĂƐŬƐĂŶĚƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌ ƉƵƌŝĮĞƌƐŝŶůĂƌŐĞƌŚŽŵĞƐŽƌŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůŵŽĚĞůƐƚŽĐŽŶƟŶƵŽƵƐůLJĮůƚĞƌƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘

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are most common in your area. HURRICANE WINDS  xBoard up doors and windows with plywood or install ƐƚŽƌŵƐŚƵƩĞƌƐ  x<ĞĞƉŝŶŵŝŶĚƚŚĂƚǁŝŶĚƐĂƌĞƐƚƌŽŶŐĞƌĂƚŚŝŐŚĞƌĞůĞǀĂƟŽŶƐ  xSecure outdoor objects that could be dangerous, such as ƉĂƟŽĨƵƌŶŝƚƵƌĞ͕ŚĂŶŐŝŶŐƉůĂŶƚƐ͕ trash bins, tools, and barbecue pits. CLEAN AIR DĂŶLJƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůƚĞƌƌŽƌŝƐƚĂƩĂĐŬƐĐŽƵůĚƐĞŶĚƟŶLJŵŝĐƌŽƐĐŽƉŝĐ͞ũƵŶŬ͟ŝŶƚŽƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘&ŽƌĞdžĂŵƉůĞ͕ĂŶĞdžƉůŽƐŝŽŶ ,ƵƌƌŝĐĂŶĞƐĐĂŶĂůƐŽƉƌŽĚƵĐĞƚŽƌŶĂĚŽĞƐ͕ĂĚĚŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƉŽǁĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƟƌĞƐƚŽƌŵ͘ ŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞǀĞƌLJĮŶĞĚĞďƌŝƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƵƐĞůƵŶŐĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂƩĂĐŬŵĂLJƌĞůĞĂƐĞŐĞƌŵƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶ make you sick if inhaled or absorbed through open cuts. Many of these agents can only hurt you if they get FLOODING ŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJ͕ƐŽƚŚŝŶŬĂďŽƵƚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂďĂƌƌŝĞƌďĞƚǁĞĞŶLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨĂŶĚĂŶLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ͘  xMove furniture and valuables to a higher level  xStore important documents in waterproof containers NOSE AND MOUTH PROTECTION &ĂĐĞŵĂƐŬƐŽƌĚĞŶƐͲǁĞĂǀĞĐŽƩŽŶŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ƚŚĂƚƐŶƵŐůLJĐŽǀĞƌƐLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚĂŶĚŝƐƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJĮƚĨŽƌ ĞĂĐŚŵĞŵďĞƌŽĨƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůLJ͘ŽǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌLJŽƵĐĂŶƚŽŵĂŬĞƚŚĞďĞƐƚĮƚƉŽƐƐŝďůĞĨŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘

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Be prepared to improvise with what you have on hand to protect your nose, mouth, eyes, and cuts in your ƐŬŝŶ͘ŶLJƚŚŝŶŐƚŚĂƚĮƚƐƐŶƵŐůLJŽǀĞƌLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐĂŶLJĚĞŶƐĞǁĞĂǀĞĐŽƩŽŶŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ĐĂŶ ŚĞůƉ ĮůƚĞƌ ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐ ŝŶ ĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ͘  /ƚ ŝƐ ǀĞƌLJ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ŵŽƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ Ăŝƌ LJŽƵ ďƌĞĂƚŚĞ ĐŽŵĞ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ŵĂƐŬ Žƌ ĐůŽƚŚ ĂŶĚ ŶŽƚ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ŝƚ͘  Ž ǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ Įƚ ƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ ĨŽƌ children. There are also a variety of face masks readily available in hardware stores that are rated based on ŚŽǁƐŵĂůůŽĨĂƉĂƌƟĐůĞŝƚĐĂŶĮůƚĞƌŝŶĂŶŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůƐĞƫŶŐ͘ 'ŝǀĞŶƚŚĞĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƚLJƉĞƐŽĨĂƩĂĐŬƐƚŚĂƚĐŽƵůĚŽĐĐƵƌ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽƚŽŶĞƐŽůƵƟŽŶĨŽƌŵĂƐŬŝŶŐ͘&ŽƌŝŶƐƚĂŶĐĞ͕ ƐŝŵƉůĞĐůŽƚŚĨĂĐĞŵĂƐŬƐĐĂŶĮůƚĞƌƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞĂŝƌďŽƌŶĞ͞ũƵŶŬ͟ŽƌŐĞƌŵƐLJŽƵŵŝŐŚƚďƌĞĂƚŚĞŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJ͕ ďƵƚǁŝůůƉƌŽďĂďůLJŶŽƚƉƌŽƚĞĐƚLJŽƵĨƌŽŵĐŚĞŵŝĐĂůŐĂƐĞƐ͘^Ɵůů͕ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐŽǀĞƌLJŽƵƌŶŽƐĞĂŶĚŵŽƵƚŚŝŶĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ ŝƐ ďĞƩĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ͘  >ŝŵŝƟŶŐ ŚŽǁ ŵĂŶLJ ĨŽƌĞŝŐŶ ƉĂƌƟĐůĞƐ ŐĞƚ ŝŶƚŽ LJŽƵƌ ďŽĚLJ ŵĂLJ ŝŵƉĂĐƚ whether or not you get sick or develop disease.

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REMINDER!

hƐĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͘/ĨLJŽƵƐĞĞůĂƌŐĞĂŵŽƵŶƚƐŽĨĚĞďƌŝƐŝŶƚŚĞĂŝƌ͕ŽƌŝĨůŽĐĂů ĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƟĞƐƐĂLJƚŚĞĂŝƌŝƐďĂĚůLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ͕LJŽƵĐĂŶƵƐĞƚŚĞƐĞƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŽƚĂƉĞƵƉǁŝŶĚŽǁƐ͕ĚŽŽƌƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŝƌ CREATE A SUPPORT NETWORK ǀĞŶƚƐŝĨLJŽƵŶĞĞĚƚŽƐĞĂůŽīĂƌŽŽŵ͘ In many emergency situaƟons, your neighbors may be your Įrst responders. Build a support network of at least OTHER BARRIERS three people in your area to assist you during an x,ĞĂǀLJǁĞŝŐŚƚƉůĂƐƟĐŐĂƌďĂŐĞďĂŐƐŽƌƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐxDuct emergency. Do not dependtape on one xScissors person. HEPA (HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE AIR FILTRATION) FILTER FANS your medical equipment is Show your network where KŶĐĞLJŽƵŚĂǀĞƐĞĂůĞĚĂƌŽŽŵǁŝƚŚƉůĂƐƟĐƐŚĞĞƟŶŐĂŶĚĚƵĐƚƚĂƉĞ͕LJŽƵŵĂLJŚĂǀĞĐƌĞĂƚĞĚĂďĞƩĞƌďĂƌƌŝĞƌ located and how to use it. between you and any contaminants that may be outside. However, no seal is perfect and some leakage is ůŝŬĞůLJ͘zŽƵŵĂLJĂůƐŽĮŶĚLJŽƵƌƐĞůĨŝŶĂƐƉĂĐĞƚŚĂƚŝƐĂůƌĞĂĚLJĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂƚĞĚƚŽƐŽŵĞĚĞŐƌĞĞ͘ Give at least one member of your support network a key to gain entry into your residence during an emergency ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌƉƵƌŝĮĞƌ͕ǁŝƚŚĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ƚŽŚĞůƉƌĞŵŽǀĞĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƌŽŽŵǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵ situaƟon. ĂƌĞƐŚĞůƚĞƌŝŶŐ͘dŚĞƐĞŚŝŐŚůLJĞĸĐŝĞŶƚĮůƚĞƌƐŚĂǀĞƐŵĂůůƐŝĞǀĞƐƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐĂƉƚƵƌĞǀĞƌLJƟŶLJƉĂƌƟĐůĞƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͘KŶĐĞƚƌĂƉƉĞĚǁŝƚŚŝŶĂ,WĮůƚĞƌ͕ĐŽŶƚĂŵŝŶĂŶƚƐĐĂŶŶŽƚŐĞƚŝŶƚŽLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJĂŶĚ IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS ŵĂŬĞLJŽƵƐŝĐŬ͘tŚŝůĞƚŚĞƐĞĮůƚĞƌƐĂƌĞĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚĂƚĮůƚĞƌŝŶŐĚĂŶĚĞƌ͕ĚƵƐƚ͕ŵŽůĚ͕ƐŵŽŬĞ͕ďŝŽůŽŐŝĐĂůĂŐĞŶƚƐ͕ Keep copies of important family records such as insurance and other contaminants, they will not stop chemical gases. policies, idenƟĮcaƟon, and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. ^ŽŵĞƉĞŽƉůĞ͕ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůLJƚŚŽƐĞǁŝƚŚƐĞǀĞƌĞĂůůĞƌŐŝĞƐĂŶĚĂƐƚŚŵĂ͕ƵƐĞ,WĮůƚĞƌƐŝŶŵĂƐŬƐĂŶĚƉŽƌƚĂďůĞĂŝƌ ƉƵƌŝĮĞƌƐŝŶůĂƌŐĞƌŚŽŵĞƐŽƌŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůŵŽĚĞůƐƚŽĐŽŶƟŶƵŽƵƐůLJĮůƚĞƌƚŚĞĂŝƌ͘

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SHELTER IN PLACE

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NATURAL DISASTERS

PREPARE A KIT

When preparing an emergency kit it is best to Įrst think about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air, and warmth. Take an even more proacƟve approach and prepare a kit for both your vehicle and work place. WATER AND FOOD        

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WATER xOne gallon of water per person, per day, for drinking and sanitaƟon. xChildren, nursing mothers, and sick people may need more water. xStore water Ɵghtly in clean plasƟc containers. xKeep at least a three-day supply of water per person. FOOD xStore at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. xSelect foods that require no refrigeraƟon, preparaƟon, or cooking and liƩle to no water. xPack a manual can opener and eaƟng utensils. xChoose foods your family will eat: o Ready to eat canned foods o Crackers o Protein or fruit bars o Canned juices o Dry cereal or granola o Non-perishable pasteurized milk o Peanut buƩer o High energy foods o Dried fruit o Vitamins o Food for infants o Nuts

PREPARE A KIT

Protecting our homeland calls for a collaborative and proactive effort among citizens, corporations, and the government. All Americans should begin a process of learning about potential threats such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies so that we are better prepared to handle these situations. While there is no way to predict what will happen, or what your personal circumstances will be, there are simple things you can do to prepare yourself and your families. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both natural and man-made emergencies. However, as these situations will differ in threat and scope, there are important differences as related to the decisions you make and the actions you take. Being responsible, proactive, and taking steps toward preparedness will help you plan for the emergency.

FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in different situations. Out-of-Town Contact Name:

Telephone Number:

Email:

Telephone Number:

Fill out the following information for each family member and keep it up to date. Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Name:

Social Security Number:

Date of Birth:

Important Medical Information:

Where to go in an emergency. Write down where your family spends the most time: work, school, and other places you frequent. Schools, daycare providers, workplaces, and apartment buildings should all have a site-specific emergency plans. Home

Work

Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Neighborhood Meeting Place:

Evacuation Location:

Regional Meeting Place:

School

School Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Evacuation Location:

Evacuation Location:

School

Other place you frequent:

Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Evacuation Location:

Evacuation Location:

School

Other place you frequent:

Address:

Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Evacuation Location:

Evacuation Location:

Important Information

Name

Telephone Number

Policy #

Doctor(s): Other: Pharmacist: Medical Insurance: Homeowner/Rental Insurance Veterinarian/Kennel (for pets):

McAllen Police Department McAllen Fire Department Emergency Management Public Information Office

(956) 681-2000 (956) 681-2500 (956) 681-1234 (956) 681-1200

Call 9-1-1 for all emergencies. However, if possible, refrain from using telephones except for true emergencies in order to keep phone lines open for emergency operations associated with an event.

To download a copy visit: www.mcallen.net/emergency

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FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

Emergency Preparedness Guide

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PLAN PREPARE ACT

Freddy the Lizard is here to help you learn how to be prepared in an emergency situation. Visit Freddy on the web for more information at:

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Emergency Preparedness Guide