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created by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:05:17 am

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Disaster preparedness - Pet's supply kit - Medical records, incl. immunization shots, medications, leash and harness, carrier, collar with rabies tag, food bowl, toys, photo, a weeks food supply and 2 to 3 gallons of water.

Tip Credibility: 50   (Best Tip!)


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 01:14:46 am    

 



Disaster Preparedness - the hearing impaired - Make sure you have a flashlight, paper pad, and pencil handy. Communicate with the hearing impaired as information becomes available about the disaster over the radio. They want to know what is going on.

Tip Credibility: 48


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:35:15 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Check with your homeowner or renter's insurance policy to see if it covers adaptive equipment that may be lost or damaged during a disaster.

Tip Credibility: 46


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:31:13 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Basic Needs - Make a family emergency supply kit for the first 72 hours to a week before help can be expected to arrive. Kit should include things like oil lamps, weather radio, batteries, flashlights, N95 dust mask, map, & cash.

Tip Credibility: 41


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:05:17 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Evacuation needs - Consider what you need in the areas of food, water, medical needs, tools and supplies, clothing and bedding, as well as sanitation and hygiene needs.

Tip Credibility: 41


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:09:44 am    


Disaster Preparedness - If your family has a wheelchair ramp, is it sturdy and secure enough to withstand high winds?

Tip Credibility: 38


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:32:11 am    

 



Disaster Preparedness - the hearing impaired - If they cannot speak, tell your family members to blow a whistle, knock on the door, or hit objects together to let others know they are there.

Tip Credibility: 37


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:36:57 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Have a spare set of hearing aids and batteries for your hearing impaired family member.

Tip Credibility: 37


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:37:56 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Blind or visually-impaired family members will have a difficult time following a disaster if familiar surroundings are disrupted. It is also possible that a seeing eye dog may be too frightened or injured to be reliable.

Tip Credibility: 37


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:40:52 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Be sure you have an extra cane at home or work, even if the family member has a seeing eye dog. Remind them to make noise if they become trapped. The visually-impaired individual can assist sighted people if electricity fails.

Tip Credibility: 37


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:48:52 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Pets - Plan in advance how to take care of your pet in a disaster. Most shelters do not accept family pets, so you need to plan for their safety and well being. Inquire of shelter for your pet from your Vet or family and friends.

Tip Credibility: 37


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 01:01:28 am    

 



Disaster Preparedess- Leaving a pet behind - Last resort, prepare a pen in your home and include a three-day supply of dry food and large container of water. Place in bathroom or utility room. Also place notes on outside doors of your house for workers.

Tip Credibility: 37


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 01:07:00 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Do not rely on the government to do anything. Prepare for yourself and your family to need no assistance from the government. Let the government take care of the sheeple.

Tip Credibility: 28


submitted by JohnS 2009-10-21 02:26:55 pm    


Disaster Preparedness - Store back-up equipment, such as a manual wheelchair, at a neighbor or friend's house or at your work place.

Tip Credibility: 14


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:29:35 am    


Disaster Preparedness - If a family member uses a wheelchair, be sure you have more than one exit from your home that is wide enough for the wheelchair, in case the primary exit is blocked.

Tip Credibility: 7


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:18:28 am    


Keep a supply of dry foods in an airtight container in case the supermarkets are closed

Tip Credibility: 7


submitted by Rose 2013-11-16 06:43:13 pm    


Disaster Preparedness - Family with Disabilities - Learn about special assistance that may be available during an emergency from your community fire dept, Emergency Management Office, and utility companies.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:12:02 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Family with Disabilities - If family member currently uses a personal care attendant obtained through an agency, check to see if the agency has special provisions for emergencies.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:13:23 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Family with Disabilities - Figure out what you will need to do to assist a family member in a wheelchair during an emergency. Consider what you need to do and any alternatives. Have a spare battery.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:15:25 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Family with Disabilities - Think through what you will do to assist in case of power outages and personal injury. Know how to connect or start a back-up power supply for any essential medical equipment.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:17:07 am    


Disaster Preparedness - Look into getting a medic alert system that will allow you to call for help if a disabled family member becomes immobilized in an emergency.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chewbaby13 2009-10-03 12:26:44 am    

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