Prepare for an Emergency

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Looking for an emergency prepared checklist?  I used this checklist when we were in Hawaii and Hurricane Iniki was coming at the island of Oahu.  After months of preparing for all disasters, it did pay off.

I was pretty prepared, and happy I was!  Not long before Iniki was suppose to hit Oahu she turned and went towards Kauai. We had plenty of food, water (even filled up the bathtubs since we had time to prepare), and all the necessities to keep us for a week.

We kept our items in a huge closet we had, which we designated as our Emergency Preparations closet. We let our children know that they couldn’t take items out of it for any reason ‘what so ever’!

Emergency Plan: Make sure you have an emergency plan where family members can meet. Practice this plan.

Draw a plan to use in case there is an emergency, and practice it with your children:
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It is important to have an emergency plan, just in case. We practiced where we would meet if there was a fire in the house, and told our kids that this is where we would meet if anything happened to the house. We explained that it’s important to get out of the house and meet there. We showed them how to get out of the house/their bedrooms. Also if you have a Safe room, make sure you teach your children where and when to go there.

Here is a short list of what you will find on the Emergency preparation list:

Emergency Grid Paper (size 54.5 KiB) (hits 79)

Water, Food, Paper towels, Manual can opener, First aid kit, Prescriptions, Dust masks
Toilet paper, Kleenex, Moist towelettes, Bar/liquid soap, Tooth brushes….the list goes on.

Download the Emergency plan Checklist: 

Emergency Plan Checklist (size 61.3 KiB) (hits 86)


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Remember to rotate your cans good, so your food won’t be expired in case you need to activate your emergency plan

Everytime I went to the grocery store I would purchase a little more, and even started to rotate items out just so I knew that items weren’t expired.

Website references:

American Red Cross
FEMA
Disaster Assistance
Salvation Army
Department of Homeland Defense

Are you Military? Here is a list of military websites that can help with preparation:
Lifelines  [Is a navy site, but great information for all branches of services]
Military One source

Navy Websites:
Navy Personal Command
Commander Naval installations Emergency Management
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System

If you have a site for any branch of the military, please put it in the comments, or your welcome to Contact me, and I will add it to this post!

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