Preparation • Be sure your family knows: • Different types of emergencies and their appropriate responses • Which emergencies are more likely to affect your area • Local emergency plans, warnings systems, radio stations, and other emergency messaging resources for your community • Visit www.ready.gov/responderfor more information
Preparation *Fill up your car with gas *Review evacuation plan *Listen to a radio or television for official instructions *Check your family’s emergency supplies *Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest setting *Bring in outdoor objects *Secure outdoor objects which cannot be brought inside *Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles and cooking utensils *Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy *Keep cash on hand
Preparation Now is the time to prepare • ID important documents & valuables to take or protect • Check your homeowners or renters insurance policy • Fill out and turn in your Emergency Evacuation Form
Building Your Family Ready Kit Water- minimum 1 gal per person (and pet) Per day for at least 3days Food- 1500-3000 cal per person per day First Aid Kit Batteries Flashlights Cash & Coin Tent & Blanket Medications Important Papers Things you can’t live without!!!
Other Special Considerations • Older Americans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with other special needs • Develop an emergency plan that considers each family member’s unique needs, including a personal support network to call on in the event of an emergency • Pets • Plan with neighbors, friends, or relatives to make sure someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to
CGPAAS CG Personnel Accountability and Assessment system: Receive phone call and/or SMS direct from D5 for awareness and accountability . • Visit www.cgpaas.uscg .mil • Register with your CAC and update personal information.
Evacuation • You may not be together as a family when an emergency happens • Plan in advance how to get in touch with each other and get back together • www.ready.gov/responderhas a template to help you get started
Evacuation: If/When you go • Stay informed… • Foul Weather Hotline: 335-8166 • TIMING is CRITICAL. Leave early • FUEL is CRITICAL. When hurricane is inbound, keep gas tanks above ¾ full. • Anticipate long delays. This will test your patience… • If you want it, BRING IT! • Stay in touch with chain of command **Imperative**
Ordered Evacuation An evacuation may be ordered when civil and military authorities determine the approaching storm may cause significant damage and endanger lives. • Coast Guard will reimburse members for the cost of relocating when the District Commander orders an evacuation. • Personnel who elect to evacuate without the District Commander’s authorization for entitlements will not receive reimbursement. • If time permits, you may be issued travel orders, but more than likely they will not be provided until after the hurricane. • Do not expect advance payment entitlements. • You should be prepared to bear the initial expenses you incur for food, lodging and travel. • If a Safe Haven is designated, you will only receive per diem rates for the safe haven area even if you evacuate to another area
Reimbursement Info • Per Diem: Maximum per diem reimbursement will not exceed the rate authorized for the designated Safe Haven regardless of your evacuation destination. • Receipts for expenses of $75.00 and above are required. • Receipts for lodging in any amount are required. • Receipts for meals are NOT required. • If you relocate and reside with friends or relatives, you will not be authorized per diem reimbursement regardless of payment. • Per diem is paid at the full rate for the first 30 days for both members and their family. • On the 31st and subsequent days per diem is paid at 60% for family members over age 12 and 30% for those under 12.
After the storm… • Monitor radio and television stations for information your area. • Call the Foul Weather Hotline (335-8166) for updated guidance. • Contact your Supervisor to check in and update them on your situation. • All personnel are required to check in with the Command prior to 1200 hrs on a daily basis until work resumes or there is no need for check-in. • Beware of outside hazards such as downed power lines; debris-filled streets; weakened roads/bridges; and displaced animals or “critters”. • Guard against spoiled food. If in doubt, throw it out! • Do not use tap water until told by officials it is safe. • If you lost electricity, make sure everything is unplugged or turned off except one light. That way you will know power is restored. • Only use the telephone in an emergency and keep calls brief. Available lines should be kept open for use by first responders and emergency repair crews. Texts are better option.
After the storm… • Make sure your command knows where you are and how you are. • Monitor information sources for instructions on returning to evacuated areas. • Above all, keep yourself and your dependents safe.
Resources & links http://www.ready.gov http://www.americanfamilysafety.com http://www.fema.gov http://www.stormtracker.noaa.gov