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Homeland. Security. Special. Natural Disasters. Volunteer. Man-Made Disasters. Program. Kit and Plan. Funded by the Corporation for Natural and Community Service. Special. Homeland. Volunteer. Security. Program. HSSVP Mission. Natural Disasters.

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Homeland

Security

Special

Natural Disasters

Volunteer

Man-Made

Disasters

Program

Kit and Plan

Funded by the Corporation for Natural and Community Service

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HSSVP Mission

Natural Disasters

To develop a volunteer pool of medical and non-medical

citizens of Fulton County who are trained and available to

assist first responders in times of natural or man-made

disasters

Man-Made

Disasters

Kit and Plan

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Opportunities for Volunteers

Natural Disasters

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • HSSVP C.A.T.s (Community Awareness Trainers)
  • Red-Cross
  • County organizations
  • Community organizations

Man-Made

Disasters

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Emergency Preparedness

Natural Disasters

  • Getting Informed
  • Emergency Planning and Checklists
  • Assemble Disaster Supplies Kit
  • Shelter
  • Hazard Specific Preparedness
  • Practicing and Maintaining Your Plan

Man-Made

Disasters

Kit and Plan

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Natural Disasters

  • Floods
  • Tornados
  • Fires/Wildfires
  • Hurricanes
  • Earthquakes
  • Thunderstorms
  • Winter/Ice Storms

Natural Disasters

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Floods

Know the Terms

Natural Disasters

  • Flood WatchFlooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
  • Flash Flood WatchFlash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

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Floods

Know the Terms

Natural Disasters

  • Flood Warning
  • Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Flash Flood WarningA flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.

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Tornados

Know the Terms

Natural Disasters

  • Tornado WatchTornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
  • Tornado WarningA tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

Man-Made

Disasters

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Fires

If a fire occurs:

Natural Disasters

  • Review escape routes with your family. Practice escaping from each room.
  • Make sure windows are not nailed or painted shut. Make sure security gratings on windows have a fire safety opening feature so they can be easily opened from the inside.
  • Consider escape ladders if your residence has more than one level, and ensure that burglar bars and other antitheft mechanisms that block outside window entry are easily opened from the inside.

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Fires

If a fire occurs:

Natural Disasters

  • Teach family members to stay low to the floor (where the air is safer in a fire) when escaping from a fire.
  • Clean out storage areas. Do not let trash, such as old newspapers and magazines, accumulate

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Hurricanes

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

  • Tropical DepressionAn organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 38 MPH (33 knots) or less. Sustained winds are defined as one-minute average wind measured at about 33 ft (10 meters) above the surface.

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Hurricanes

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

  • Tropical StormAn organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39–73 MPH (34–63 knots).
  • HurricaneAn intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 MPH (64 knots) or higher.

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Hurricanes

More hurricane terms:

Natural Disasters

  • Hurricane/Tropical Storm WatchHurricane/tropical storm conditions are possible in the specified area, usually within 36 hours. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
  • Hurricane/Tropical Storm WarningHurricane/tropical storm conditions are expected in the specified area, usually within 24 hours.

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Earthquakes

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

  • EarthquakeA sudden slipping or movement of a portion of the earth’s crust, accompanied and followed by a series of vibrations.
  • AftershockAn earthquake of similar or lesser intensity that follows the main earthquake

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Earthquakes

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

MagnitudeThe amount of energy released during an earthquake, which is computed from the amplitude of the seismic waves. A magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter Scale indicates an extremely strong earthquake

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Thunderstorms

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch
  • Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
  • Severe Thunderstorm WarningIssued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

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Winter/Ice storms

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

  • Freezing RainRain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees, and power lines.
  • SleetRain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.

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Winter/Ice storms

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

Winter Storm WatchA winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information.

Man-Made

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Winter/Ice storms

Know the terms:

Natural Disasters

  • Winter Storm WarningA winter storm is occurring or will soon occur in your area.
  • Blizzard WarningSustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
  • Frost/Freeze WarningBelow freezing temperatures are expected.

Man-Made

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Man-Made Disasters

Natural Disasters

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Nuclear
  • Radiological
  • Explosions

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Biological Threats

Natural Disasters

  • A biological attack is a release of germs or other biological substances. Many agents must be inhaled, enter through a cut in the skin or be eaten to make you sick. Some biological agents can cause contagious diseases, others do not.

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If a biological emergency

is declared:

Natural Disasters

  • At the time of a declared biological emergency be suspicious, but do not automatically assume that any illness is the result of the attack. Symptoms of many common illnesses may overlap. Use common sense, practice good hygiene and cleanliness to avoid spreading germs, and seek medical advice.

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Chemical Threats

Natural Disasters

  • A chemical attack is the deliberate release of a toxic gas, liquid or solid that can poison people and the environment.
  • Chemical spills can also wreak havoc on the environment.
  • http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/organizational/scientific/nrda/NRDAcantara.htm

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Nuclear Threats

Natural Disasters

  • Take cover immediately, below ground if possible, though any shield or shelter will help protect you from the immediate effects of the blast and the pressure wave.

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Radiation Threats

  • A radiation threat or "Dirty Bomb" is the use of common explosives to spread radioactive materials

Natural Disasters

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Radiation Threats

Natural Disasters

  • It is NOT a nuclear blast. The force of the explosion and radioactive contamination will be more localized.

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Getting your KIT &

Making your PLAN

Natural Disasters

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Emergency Preparedness

Natural Disasters

  • Getting Informed
  • Emergency Planning and Checklists
  • Assemble Disaster Supplies Kit
  • Shelter
  • Hazard Specific Preparedness
  • Practicing and Maintaining Your Plan

Man-Made

Disasters

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Water

Natural Disasters

  • One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation (basic hygiene).
  • Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
  • Warm-weather climates, nursing/pregnant women, children, and elderly may require more water.

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Food

Natural Disasters

  • Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water.
  • Pack a manual can opener and eating utensils.

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Non-perishable Foods:

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Canned juices
  • Non-perishable
  • pasteurized milk
  • High energy foods
  • Vitamins
  • Food for infants
  • Comfort/stress foods

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First Aid Kit

Natural Disasters

  • Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves (if you are allergic to Latex).
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
  • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
  • Burn ointment to prevent infection.
  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant.

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First Aid Kit

Natural Disasters

  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates.
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.

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Other items

Natural Disasters

  • Cell Phone
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Tube of petroleum
  • jelly or other lubricant
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin
  • pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea
  • medication
  • Antacid (for upset stomach)
  • Laxative

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Portable Kits

  • Food and water
  • First aid kit
  • Battery-powered
  • radio
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Face mask
  • Can opener

Natural Disasters

  • Unique family needs (diapers, prescriptions, family documents)
  • Garbage bags and plastic ties (sanitation)
  • Wrench/pliers to turn off utilities

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General Preparedness Supplies

Natural Disasters

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Clothing and bedding
  • Camping supplies (tent, sleeping bag)
  • Matches/flares
  • Household bleach
  • Extra pair of glasses/contact lenses
  • Special needs items
  • Pet food/supplies

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Making your family plan

Natural Disasters

It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.

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Family Plan

Natural Disasters

  • Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has coins or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact.
  • You may have trouble getting through, or the telephone system may be down altogether, but be patient.

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Evacuation VS. Shelter-in-place

Natural Disasters

  • Depending on your circumstances and the nature of the attack, the first important decision is whether you stay put or get away. You should understand and plan for both possibilities.

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Evacuation Planning

Natural Disasters

  • Listen to radio/TV for evacuation orders and plans
  • Plan places where your family will meet, both within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.
  • If you have a car, keep a half tank of gas in it at all times in case you need to evacuate.
  • Become familiar with alternate routes and other means of transportation out of your area

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Evacuation Planning

Natural Disasters

  • If you do not have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to.
  • Take your emergency supply kit unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated.
  • Lock the door behind you.
  • Take your pets with you, but understand that only service animals may be permitted in public shelters. Plan how you will care for your pets in an emergency.

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If time allows…

Natural Disasters

  • Contact ‘emergency contact’ from your family plan and tell them where you are going
  • Turn off utilities
  • Leave a note
  • Check on others in community

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