' Tis the Season' READY OR NOT Printed information in newspapers, bulletin boards, hurricane tracking maps Schools review information with students Stores advertise to prepare for emergencies Public Service Announcements and other radio and television ads
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Schools review information with students
Stores advertise to prepare for emergencies
Public Service Announcements and other radio and television ads
The City of Houston website www.houstontx.gov gives those with a computer access to more information. By accessing DEPARTMENTS on the gold bar near the top of the home page, you can go to Houston Emergency CenterPreparedness information is available everywhere, for everyone
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We all have emergency supply kits ready
We all have WRITTEN contact information and we are NOT relying on our cell phone directory for this information
We all have some cash on hand in small bills
We all have shutters or boards ready for windows
We all have plenty of FRESH batteries
We all have plenty of FRESH water and non perishable food
We all know where the insurance policies are and plan to keep them in a water proof container
How much water do you have on hand, should an emergency occur today?
(20) adhesive bandages, various sizes.
(1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing.
(1) conforming roller gauze bandage.
(2) triangular bandages.
(2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads.
(2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads.
(1) roll 3" cohesive bandage.
(2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
(6) antiseptic wipes.
(2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves.
Adhesive tape, 2" width.
Scissors (small, personal).
CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield.
Non-Prescription DrugsAspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever Anti-diarrhea medication Antacid (for stomach upset) Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center) Laxative Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)First Aid Supplies
Emergency preparedness manual*
Battery-operated radio and extra batteries*
Flashlight and extra batteries*
Cash or traveler's checks, change*
Non-electric can opener, utility knife*
Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type
Matches in a waterproof container
Plastic storage containers
Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
Map of the area (for locating shelters)Tools and Supplies
Heart and high blood pressure medication
Contact lenses and supplies
Extra eye glassesSpecial Items
Remember family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
Do your children know what to do if you don’t come home?