Most People, in a major disaster are not going to see a fire truck or an ambulance rolling up their street right after that incident. If fact it may be hours, to days, or even as long as week before they receive help from first responders or professional emergency services.
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.
Missouri StormAware explains why it is important for families to use NOAA weather alert radios in their homes. Severe weather footage provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Program, as provided by the Lee County (Alabama) Emergency Management Agency. This video explores the origins of the CERT program (created under Citizen Corps) and shows what the training consists of.
This training video was produced by TEEC Emergency Preparedness and hosted on Vimeo.
Contact: Ron Leix, MSP/EMHSD Public Information Officer, (517) 336-6464Agency: State Police Issued: Nov. 25, 2013 LANSING. The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) has developed a list containing five great emergency preparedness gift ideas for those kicking off the shopping season this holiday weekend. Preparedness items make…
DENVER – Not only were Colorado homes damaged by the recent severe storms, flooding, landslides or mudslides, but many survivors also lost valuable personal documents. The documents include everything from Social Security cards to driver licenses to credit cards. The following is a partial list of ways to get duplicates…
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Has the water run dry in your emergency supply kit? If so, it’s time to fill ‘er up! One of the most essential components of a disaster-ready kit is water. A well maintained kit prepares you before disaster strikes. After an emergency, clean drinking water may not be available if…