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Emergency Preparedness Handout - At Home

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
We Can’t PREDICT Them…
We Can’t PREVENT Them…
We Can Only PREPARE for Them
At Home*:
Secure heavy furniture & items to sturdy walls
Discuss plans with family & others
Gather emergency items (including list of Prescription Medications)
Identify Out-of-Town Contact Plan
Drop!
Cover!
Know how to switch off gas, electricity, water
Hold On!
Set up plenty of water & food supplies
Hold emergency drills to familiarize everyone with plans
Beds should NOT be directly under large windows or heavy objects
Shout out to others to take cover
Open doors cautiously to avoid falling objects
Keep sturdy shoes nearby and at your bedside
Cooperate with Public Safety efforts
If you leave home, post message clearly telling where you can be found
* Partial list for informational purposes