Small steps towards being prepared for an emergency
Do1Thing in September: Be Informed
Getting correct information during an emergency is the key to taking safe action.
Someone in your household may not be able to recieve, understand, or act on
emergency information. Think about what special needs your household may have. Take action now to make sure everyone in your family will be safe in an emergency.
Goal: Make sure everyone in your household can recieve, understand,
and act upon information recieved in an emergency
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IN A DISASTER, YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE YOUR CLOSEST SOURCE OF HELP
Learn how your neighborhood can be disaster ready
Learn the nine steps to take immediately after a disaster to secure your home and protect your neighborhood. Find out the skills and equipment each neighborhood has that are useful after a disaster strikes. Learn how to create a Neighborhood Map in the MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD (MYN) program. Contact us for more information about this program and make your NEIGHBORHOOD DISASTER READY!!
Points To Ponder
If an earthquake breaks your windows, there could be broken glass on the floor and your home will be subjected to outside weather unless you can seal the openings. If your bed is near a window, keep a pair of slippers upside down next to your bed. This will help keep broken glass out of your slippers.
Bug Out Kit
Keep under your bed: Sturdy shoes, socks, hat, spare glasses, flashlight and gloves. In the event of fire, earthquake or other reason to get out quick, you will be ready.
Window Seal Kit
Roll precut clear plastic for each room with windows around wood strips with nails and store them in the room closet corner. Mark the wood strips with magic maker for which window they fit . All you need is a hammer to nail the wood strips through the plastic and into the outside or inside of the window jamb to seal the hole. Duct tape could help seal wind cracks too.
Got Water- Olympic View Water District Emergency Water Distribution
If water service is lost to your home or neighborhood, the Olympic View Water District Office, 8128 228th Street SW, has a 1 million gallon tank on top of the hill that they will use to fill their free 3 gal bags for you to take home, until they run out of bags.
If you have a gas meter, use a wire coat hanger to hang a wrench that fits you gas meter there. If you gave a leak in your home, shut off the gas at the meter with the wrench. Only the gas company is authorized to check for leaks and turn the gas back on.
Spark-free 4 in 1 wrench to shut off gas and water to your home
3 in 1 Flashlight – Hand-crank radio, flashlight and cell phone charger
LED Headlamp – Good light, low battery drain, keeps your hands free for reading and other tasks
High capacity cell phone back up battery pack
Just In Case
Cash money to buy stuff if power for ATM and cash registers are down
Out of State message contact to relay “We Are Ok “ ……………….
Medication reserve supply
Eat in this order: Fresh, from freezer, canned then emergency food – source?. Keep fridge and freezer closed as much as possible to help maintain low temp inside.
Resources : Edmonds Farmers Market and Halloween EEPA Info Booth
Coming Soon: Town Hall, CERT, MYN, Prep Ed Classes TBD ( see below)
Volunteer Opportunities: Fire Corp, CERT and Neighborhood Ambassador (MYN)m a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.