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Disaster Readiness Committee hosts: Are you and your family prepared for the next disaster? 15 October 2014. Today’s Agenda. Introduction to the Exercise Part One: Family Disaster Preparedness Kit Part Two: Shelter - In - Place Part Three: Evacuation Closing After Action Review or Hot Wash.

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Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Disaster Readiness Committee hosts:Are you and your family prepared for the next disaster?15 October 2014


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Today’s Agenda

Introduction to the Exercise

Part One: Family Disaster Preparedness Kit

Part Two: Shelter - In - Place

Part Three: Evacuation

Closing

After Action Review or Hot Wash


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Introduction

  • There may be conditions under which you will decide to get away or there may be situations when you are ordered to leave.

  • Our Hazards include:

  • Flooding

  • Tornadoes

  • Severe/Winter Weather

  • Earthquake

  • Fire

  • Dam/Levee Failure

  • Drought

  • What other disasters might occur while we are working downtown?


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Part One: Family Disaster Preparedness Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wWyVTPitXI

Discuss what other items you would add to your

Family Disaster Preparedness Kit

Need one spokesperson per table


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Part One: Family Disaster Preparedness Kit

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/73758

Other important items to remember:

Cell phone charger

Pet shot records/papers

Extra batteries

Games for the kids – build their own “Go Kit”

Medications

Cash


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Part Two: Shelter - In - Place

  • What type of event would require sheltering-in-place?

  • There may be circumstances when staying put and creating a barrier between yourself and potentially contaminated air outside, a process known as "sealing the room," is a matter of survival.

  • Use common sense and available information to assess the situation and determine if there is immediate danger. If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to take this kind of action.

  • Discuss Shelter - In – Place guidelines

  • you need to consider

  • Need one spokesperson per table


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Part Two: Shelter - In – Place guidelines

  • Bring your family and pets inside

  • Lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers

  • Turn off fans, air conditioning and forced air heating systems

  • Take your emergency supply kit per our last discussion

  • Go into an interior room with few windows, if possible

  • Seal all windows, doors and air vents with 2-4 mil. thick plastic sheeting and duct tape. Consider measuring and cutting the sheeting in advance to save time

  • Cut the plastic sheeting several inches wider than the openings and label each sheet. Duct tape plastic at corners first and then tape down all edges

  • Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to seal gaps so that you create a barrier between yourself and any contamination

  • Local authorities may not immediately be able to provide information on what is happening and what you should do. However, you should watch TV, listen to the radio or check the Internet often for official news and instructions as they become available


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Part Three: Evacuation

  • There may be conditions under which you will decide to get away or there

  • may be situations when you are ordered to leave.

  • Evacuations are more common than many people realize.

  • The amount of time you have to leave will depend on the hazard.

  • Plan how you will assemble your family and supplies and anticipate

  • where you will go for different situations – As a group talk though

  • important features of Evacuations

  • Need one spokesperson per table


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Part three: Evacuation Guidelines

  • Plan places where your family will meet

  • Family Emergency Plan to decide these locations before a disaster.

  • Vehicle - keep a full tank of gas in it if an evacuation seems likely.

  • Leave early enough to avoid being trapped by severe weather.

  • Follow recommended evacuation routes. Do not take shortcuts.

  • Be alert for road hazards

  • Listen to a battery-powered radio and follow local evacuation instructions.

  • Take your pets with you, but…

  • Plan how you will care for your pets in an emergency.

  • Call or email the out-of-state contact in your family communications plan.


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

Closing

  • Helpful sites:

    • www.Ready.gov

    • http://do1thing.com/

    • http://www.redcross.org/

  • Things to do:

    • Build and practice your Family Emergency Plan

    • Learn more about Pets in an emergency

    • Learn more about support for people with disabilities

    • Build and practice your Family communications plan


Introduction to the exercise part one family disaster preparedness kit

After Action Review or Hot Wash

  • What went well

  • What could have we done better

Thanks


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