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Is your region prone to hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, heat waves, drought or other natural disasters? Is your area a likely target of a terrorist attack? Emergency preparedness and response is different for different situations. Be informed on some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an emergency supply kit and making an emergency plan. In subcategories of this tab you will find a separate list of items for the survival kit. You will notice a number of duplications. So a single kit in your home can be made that is appropriate for more than one type of emergency.
Being prepared is especially important step for people with special needs, including limited mobility that often comes with advanced age. Your support network can include family, friends, neighbors, doctors, organizations or places where you worship. Make a list of your special needs in case of an emergency, note the medicines you take along with any physical limitations you may have. Make this list available to y our network. Your network should include both local and out-of-area contacts. Regardless of your age or physical limitations, you still need to prepare yourself and your home for a potential emergency situation. More detailed information on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities can be found at Red Cross. Find details for specific emergency situations in subcategories of this tab.
Pets also need special planning. Evacuation shelters do not allow pets, you may be unable to take them with you, and if you must leave your home and your pets do come along, you need to have a survival kit for them as well.
Pet Emergency Preparedness Kit
It is smart to use a rescue sticker on a window beside a main entrance door or on a glass entrance door to let people know that pets are inside your home. Specify the types and number of pets inside. If there is room on the sticker, add your vet’s name and phone number. This sticker is useful for fire and rescue personnel at any time. If you leave and take pets along, clearly write evacuated on the sticker if time allows. It can save rescue personnel valuable time.