Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Emergency Preparedness: Week 3

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Your Weekly List at a Glance:

  • Dust filter masks
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Finish buying water- at least one gallon per person, per day
  • Cash and important family documents- copies of credit cards, insurance policies and deeds. consider a water/fire proof container in your “go bag”
  • Regular household bleach, unscented and an eye dropper- 16 drops to disinfect one gallon of water
  • Juice- single serve size is best since you may not have refrigeration
  • Nutrition/ high energy bars

Plan and discuss how you will escape your home in case of fire or a sudden emergency.

Tips for Week Three:

  • Tap water may need to be purified with bleach following a disaster.
  • Plan to have at least one can of meat or main entree´ for each family member per day.
  • Select two places to meet with your family after an emergency or disaster-one near your home and the other outside of your neighborhood in case it’s not safe to return.

Tasks:

1.   Create your Evacuation Plan to get out of your house but also find out what the appropriate Evacuation Route is in your area.
 Source: Baltimore County Health Department Caring About Preparing program.

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