The importance of being prepared

We want to make sure that in any case of severe weather like we experienced last weekend, that you are ready to face whatever may come your way. Know how to protect yourself and your loved ones by following these very easy guidelines to being prepared.

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BUILD A DISASTER KIT Supplies should be kept in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that can be used at home or taken along during an evacuation. It should include: a three-day supply of water, nonperishable food, a flashlight, a first aid kit, personal hygiene items, copies of personal documents, mobile phone with charger, extra cash, and an emergency blanket. If you need help building your kit, click here! 

MAKE A PLAN Everyone in the household should put an emergency plan together and know what to do if something occurs.  The plan should include ways to contact one another and two predetermined places to meet – one near the home in case of a sudden emergency like a fire, and one outside the neighborhood in case of severe damage or evacuations. If you need help making your plan, click here! 

DOWNLOAD RED CROSS APPS Did you know that we have multiple free mobile apps that provide information on what to do before, during and after emergencies?  Our apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. Download to stay informed!


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