are you prepared?
Here are a few tips and a YOUTUBE video to help you gather your own personal home preparedness kits in case of those unexpected emergencies. Better to come prepared than not.
Here are some items to add to your kit:
- Create a family disaster preparedness plan, including local maps
- Establish a meeting place outside your home and the neighborhood in case of a community disaster such as flooding, mudslides, earthquakes, or radiological and hazardous materials accidents. Make sure everyone in the family knows how to contact each other if you get separated.
- Establish an out-of-province contact (relative or friend) that you can call after the disaster to pass the word around that you and your family are okay.
- Assemble a disaster survival kit and stock emergency supplies. You will need:
- A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day.)
- A three-day supply of ready to eat canned meats, vegetables, and fruit for each person.
- A change of clothing and footwear for each person.
- A first-aid kit that includes prescription medicines.
- One sleeping bag or blanket per person.
- A battery-powered radio and flashlight and extra batteries.
- Special need items such as diapers, formula, baby bottles, denture and contact lenses supplies.
- A credit card, cash, or traveler's checks.
- pen, felt and pad of paper.
- Tools and supplies such as paper plates, cups, and plastic utensils; straws, a battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, whistle, flares, lighter or matches, non-electric can opener, tube tent, plastic storage containers, compass, matches and plastic sheeting.
- Sanitation needs will include toilet paper; soap and liquid detergent; personal hygiene items; plastic garbage bags, plastic bucket with a tight lid.
- prepare an extra Grab and Go Bag
- Research and check in with Canadian Red Cross for their suggestions in preparing emergency kits. Visit BC Government