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Tompkins Ready - Emergency Preparedness

MAKE A PLAN

You and your family may not be together when an emergency occurs ... planning will help you know where family members are and if they are safe.

 

  • Know about emergency alerting systems in your area

  • Identify an emergency meeting place

  • Make a communications plan with contact information

  • Practice your plan                                              

 

  Ready.gov | Make A Plan

 

BUILD A KIT

This means food, water and others supplies for 72 hours of self-sufficiency for all members of your family and your pets ... these are basic items that you might need until first responders arrive.
 

  Ready.gov | Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Non perishable food (and a can opener)

  • Water (1 gallon/day for each person and pet)

  •  Flashlight with extra batteries

  •  First aid kit

  •  Prescription medication, glasses, hearing aides, mobility aids ... have available

  •  Wrenches or pliers to turn off utilities (http://www.ready.gov/utility-shut-safety)