For more information regarding local public health emergency preparedness, please contact Pete Baril, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, at (906) 482-7382 x 155. Taking time to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters now could be the most important thing you do this year. I am going to show this to my family and hope that we can create a great emergency kit to keep at home in case of any emergency. You may also want to update your emergency kit seasonally, the emergency supplies you need in your car may be different in the winter compared to the summer. Having an emergency kit in your home or car will not be of use during an emergency if your kit is out of date or missing adequate supplies.
Contact Citizens Corps, which coordinates activities to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to an emergency situation. Probably also appealing to a subset of the population that had never before thought of making an emergency kit.
This clearly written blog has convinved me that having a plan for an emergency is very important.
Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency page. I think that many people overlook emergency kits for their homes and how important they can be. Talk to people close to you about any physical limitations or special medical needs you may have during an emergency.
Read how to develop a family disaster plan or fill out the Homeland Security Family Emergency Plan.Ask about planning at your workplace and your child's school or daycare center.
While we cannot know when disaster or public health emergencies will strike, preparing for the unexpected can help you and your family deal with emergencies more efficiently and effectively.

Courtney Manson, a good place to find information about natural disasters and community emergency plans specific to your area is your local Emergency Management Ageny. I like the idea of having an emergency kit in the car, I have always heard of having them in the house but never thought to put one in my car but I am going to do this now. MRC are community-based units and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year.Homeland Security promotes emergency preparedness all year round via the Ready America campaign.
Talk to older adults in your life about their emergency preparedness plans, and ask them how you can help. My family has a small emergency kit in case of a disaster, however I never thought of adding our dogs food also (thanks for the tip!) and will definitely be adding after reading this blog. Include food and water for your furry friends in your emergency kit, and identify pet friendly evacuation shelters in your area. I do have a question though: Do you think some sort of weapon should be apart of my emergency kit. Pick one place right outside your home for sudden emergencies and one place outside of your neighborhood in case you are unable to return home right away. Make a Plan: Make sure all family members know and understand what to do and where to go in case of emergency.
I know for me that making an emergency kit is a big one for me since my home does not have one and also getting to know my neighbors a little more would be helpful if there was actually an emergency and I might need their help.
CDC continually updates information on recent outbreaks and incidents, and lists emergency resources for the general public as well as for clinicians and public health professionals.Get an Emergency KitIf disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. This was a very interesting article to read because I do not find my parents preparing for any emergency at all. Workers at small, medium, and large businesses should practice for emergencies of all kinds.

If the popularity of this cute little article is enough to overload your servers, then what will happen when a real emergency occurs and ppl cannot access your website for information. You might interested in a group called Zombie Squad that is centered around exactly this idea -using the coming zombie apocalypse to get people interested in general emergency preparedness. If you have small children you may need to include diapers or baby formula in your emergency kit, or if someone in your family has specific medical needs you may need to include medication or other medical equipment.
Using the zombie apocalypse is a fun way to get people thinking about the basics of being prepared for an emergency. Also identify an out-of-state contact that you can call during an emergency to let the rest of your family know you are ok. Great blog, especially to give people an idea of where to start and what to have for your emergency kits. During an emergency, your local Emergency Management or Emergency Services office will give you information on such things as open shelters and evacuation orders. When revamping our own emergency kit, I realized that I had forgotten to do it the previous year. Comments listed below are posted by individuals not associated with CDC, unless otherwise stated. While researching the latest diet trend and signing up for the newest exercise class or in between swearing off your guilty pleasures, vowing to set your alarm earlier, and promising to be better at staying in touch, do yourself a favor and add these five simple preparedness resolutions to your list. Going through my emergency kit will be much easier, now that I know what to look for and put in it.

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