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Create An Emergency Plan
Meet with household members. Discuss with children the dangers of fire, severe weather, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and other emergencies.
Discuss how to respond to each disaster that could occur.
Discuss what to do about power outages and personal injuries.
Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape routes from each room.
Learn how to turn off the water, gas and electricity at main switches.
Post emergency telephone numbers near telephones.
Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1.
Instruct household members to turn on the radio for emergency information.
Pick one out-of-state and one local friend to call if separated by disaster (it is often easier to call out-of-state than within the affected area).
Teach children how to make long distance telephone calls.
Pick two meeting places. 1) A place near your home in case of a fire, and 2) A place outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home after a disaster.
Take a basic first aid and CPR class.
Keep family records in a water and fire-proof container.
Family Disaster Supply Kit
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