Community Training and Support

Disaster never strikes when it’s convenient.
Being prepared with a plan and supplies can help mitigate the effects of a disaster on yourself, your family, and your community. Use the resources below to build a emergency kit and learn about how to prepare and response to different disasters.

Emergency Kit Supplies

HIGH PRIORITY ITEMS

  • Water (1 gal or 4 liters per day per person)

  • Food (2,500-3,000 calories per day)

  • Battery/solar/crank radio

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • Prescription medications and/or glasses in secure bag

  • Important family documents in waterproof container

  • Hygiene items (soap, dish soap, hand sanitizer, tooth brush/paste)

  • Mosquitoes repellent/bug spray

CONTACT INFO TO HAVE BEFORE A DISASTER

  • Local Fire/Police Department

  • Utility Company Numbers

  • Poison Control

  • Nearby Hospitals

  • Animal Control

  • Insurance Agent

  • United Way: 2-1-1

LOWER PRIORITY ITEMS

  • Whistle to signal help

  • Dust mask

  • Manual can opener

  • Wrench/Pliers to turn off utilities if applicable

  • Dry bag of clean clothes (especially extra socks)

  • Hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, lotion)

  • Paper/Pencil

 

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Prepare and respond to disasters

Extreme Heat

Flood

American Red Cross: Flood Safety
CDC: Floods
DisasterAssistance.gov: Flood
FEMA: Flood Preparedness
NWS: Flood Safety Tips and Resources
OSHA: Flood Preparedness and Response
Ready.gov: Floods

Home Fire

American Red Cross: Home Fire Safety
CDC: Fire Prevention
Ready.gov: Home Fires

Ice, Snow, and Extreme Cold

Power Outage

American Red Cross: Power Outrage Safety
Ready.gov: Power Outrages

Terrorism

American Red Cross: Terrorism Safety Tips

 

Mental Health Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline

Call: 1 (800) 985-5990
Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Visit: samhsa.gov