Thursday, May 6, 2010

Emergency Preparedness Tips

“Pray as though everything depended on God. 
Work as though everything depended on you.”

~ St. Augustine

Plan NOW to communicate after an earthquake:

1.  Locate a safe place outside of your home for your family to meet after      
     the shaking stops.

2.  As soon as possible, contact your Block Captain and report the condition
     of your family.  Hang the appropriate colored sign in the front window or   
     on the front door.  These are in the back of your “Family Emergency
     Handbook.” (Green-All is Well, Yellow-Need Help, Red-Critical,
     Black-Deceased persons here, Blank-Write necessary information on).

3.  Establish an out-of-state contact person who can be called by everyone 
     in the household to relay information. 
4.  Teach everyone in family to use whistles or knock three times  
     repeatedly if trapped.  Rescuers searching collapsed building will be
     listening for sounds.

5.  Listen to your radio or portable radio for official information  
     concerning what to do.

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