Preparing for intense weather

Best way to prepare for weather disaster

With our weather patterns changing and more intense weather on the way, these links offer some good advice.

National Safety Council | Emergency Preparedness Plan & Checklist


Guides to Disaster Recovery


Prepare, Plan & Stay Informed for Emergencies


Home Emergency & Disaster Safety


Pet Disaster Preparedness – ASPCA


Basic Life Support and Emergency CPR


Natural Disasters & Severe Weather


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Survival Emergency Contact List

Ensure your family stays in contact in a disaster

Recently after I read a story about a young teenager separated from her parents in the wake of the Sendai March 11, 2011 earthquake and the devastating tsunami, I decided to pack a small pack in both my daughter schoolbag and my husband’s briefcase. By the way, the teenager did locate her parents after 48 hours – she stayed alive on the top floor of her school, surviving am earthquake, tsunami and a blizzard.

Survival Emergency Contact List

First of all we discussed and picked  two meeting places:
The first was a location a safe distance from our home in case of fire – this is in our street opposite our home and saves us all trying to frantically look for each other.
The second was a place outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. We have a fire department near us as a first call and a friends house in the neighborhood as  a backup location

We then chose an out-of-state friend as a family contact for everyone to call. We are more likely to connect with an out-of-state number than a local number when there is a disaster in our local area.  All family members are to contact this phone number in case of an emergency. We also supplied our contact number with our out-of-state family so it minimizes calls to our area after normal phone services have been restored.

If someone in your family has a communication disability, make sure your emergency information list notes the best way to communicate with you. This may be by writing notes, pointing to letters, words, or pictures, or finding a quiet place. Also equip them with a Kwikpoint


Let Your Family Know You’re Safe

If your community has experienced a disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well Web site available through to let your family and friends know about your welfare. If you don’t have Internet access, call 1-866-GET-INFO to register yourself and your family.