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Emergency Preparedness: Week 7

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Your Weekly List at a Glance:
  • Small tool kit
  • Signal flares
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Granola or dry cereal
  • Food and extra water for pets
  • Fire extinguisher

Tips for Week 7

  • Include pets in your plan. The Humane Society has pet preparedness tips for your pets.
  • Take your “go bag” along on vacation.

Tasks:

1. If you have pets, plan for how to take care of them in a disaster.

2. Review everything you have gotten together for your Family Disaster Plan with your family. Ensure all members are comfortable with it.

Congratulations!

You now have a basic 72-hour home emergency preparedness kit. Practice your family plan and look for more information on our web site.

Go to 2. Develop a Family Emergency Plan.

Source: Baltimore County Health Department Caring About Preparing program..