Weather such as wind, heavy rain, snow or ice, and extreme cold or heat can lead to injury, illness or even death. Preparing ahead of time is the best way to keep yourself and others safe and healthy in a disaster situation.
HAVE A KIT
During an emergency is not the time to be learning how to work equipement or looking for batteries. Periodically check your emergency kit to make sure it’s current and that there are batteries for flashlights and a radio readily available. Be familiar with the operating instructions for your generator if you plan to use one and include a copy user’s manual in your emergency kit.
Knowing what to do and what not to do in an emergency is very important and can drastically affect the outcomes of a disaster.
If you had a pop quiz tomorrow would you rather it be open book or closed book? Use the following links to get the answers before disaster strikes. Be sure to print what you need and store it in a waterproof bag in your emergency kit. You don’t have to memorize the answers, but should have them available for when you need them most!
- Food safety during a power outage
- Food Establishment food safety during a power outage
- Protecting your private water supply during an emergency – private well
- Power Outage Preparedness – Before, During, and After
- Pump Septic Systems – What to do during a power outage