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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Family Emergency Plan Check List

WHERE IS YOUR FAMILY ?Image by Lulu Vision via Flickr
Making the decision to prepare for emergency begins with a level of awareness. A prepper knows that there are possible threats, and it only makes sense to be as prepared as possible beginning with elemental disaster items to sustain basic needs (food, water, clothing and shelter) and then adding more preparedness layers onto it. Basic disaster items are intended to sustain a person and their family for 3-5 days. One of the common reasons why people do not prepare is because of the overwhelming nature of it all. Having a guide to help with assist in determining what steps need to be taken by you and your family members when an emergency arise.

Family – Make a Plan

 Designate an out-of-town contact.
  Designate a local contact.
Create a family and/or neighborhood emergency calling list. Each person calls the next person on the list to minimize time on the phone.
 Set up a neighborhood meeting place.
 Set up an out-of-town meeting place.
 Create an information list of names and information on each member (contact information such as phonenumbers and addresses).
Include important papers (birth certificates, marriage license, insurance information, house deeds, life insurance, car insurance) and vital medical information (allergies, blood types, medical prescriptions needed) on family members and pets, including doctors phone numbers and veterinary phone numbers and addresses.
Create emergency wallet cards with emergency information.
Print out plan to put in G.O.O.D Manual and email to family members.

3 Day Essentials – 72 Hour Kits

 Printed out emergency essentials list.
Checked off kit items already on hand.
Purchased needed emergency items.
 Created a 72 Hour Kit and a Vehicle 72 Hour Kit.

Information Sources of Possible Disasters in Your Area and Country

Collecting informaiton on disasters that threaten your area is a great way to research the disasters as well as prepare for them.  Here is a list of the common types of emergency people typically prepare for:
 Flooding
 Fire Safety
 Blizzards
 Contractible Diseases
 Hurricanes
 Earthquakes
 Famine
 Drought
 Tornado
 Tsunami
 Volcano
 Wildfires
 EMP
 Nuclear Disaster