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Be Emergency Ready
- May 06, 2020

To Prepare for Emergencies

Nature’s sudden mood swings can strike at any moment without warning. Prevention and preparation for such events can help us to better react and to limit the damage. The following steps are required to plan for the unexpected.

• Analyze and study the risk of disasters in your area and what to do should they occur.

• Prepare Your home for disasters.

• Prepare a survival kit, a first aid kit and a car emergency kit.

• You should have enough food and water to last at least 72 hours in case of an emergency.

• Make an action plan:

  •  Make a list of all emergency and telephone numbers, and keep it close at hand;
  •  Plan on two meeting places ahead of time in case an evacuation is necessary (one that is close to your house in case of a sudden   emergency like a fire; another one outside your neighbourhood in case you cannot return home right away);
  •  Make sure each family member knows the phone number of someone who lives out of town in case they get separated;
  •  Arrange for other places where you could stay temporarily (with other family or friends for example);

• Practice your evacuation plan at home and techniques to remain sheltered in your homes in case there are hazardous materials released.

• Recognize emergency exits and smoke detectors at home, in school and public places.

• Never use the elevator in case of an emergency.

• Take a First Aid Course. Contact your local providers for further details.

After the disaster

Even after the disaster, there is still an emergency.

You must: • Give first aid to injured people;

• Be sure to have your survival kit with you;

• Listen to the local radio station in case you are asked to evacuate.

If asked to evacuate, I am ready!

 If the authorities give orders to evacuate, do not insist on staying in the house, but instead leave immediately while taking care to:

  •   Bring along an emergency kit and a first aid kit;
  •   Wear proper clothing;
  •   Make sure your pets are safe;
  •   Leave a note on the table indicating the time of departure and the destination;
  •   Lock all the doors while leaving.


• Listen carefully to the instructions given by the authorities and rescuers;

• Always follow the route which has been laid out for you;

• Go to the meeting place designated by the authorities;

• Observe what is around you and notify the authorities and people about anything that may seem abnormal or dangerous.

Returning home

When you return home, you must:

• Check the condition of the house to evaluate the damage;

• Use a flashlight to inspect the site: it may be hazardous to turn on the lights;

• Check the condition of your electrical appliances;

• Get in touch with specialists for any electrical, heating or gas problems;

• Drink bottled water until the authorities confirm that the tap water is safe to drink;

• Check the food in your refrigerator and freezer, throw out all spoiled food or other;

 • Use the phone only for emergencies: the work teams may still need the telephone circuits for a while.

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