Are You Prepared?
Everyone should have a Disaster Preparedness Plan in order to be prepared for emergencies that may occur. When putting together your plan, first discuss the types of hazards that could affect you family.
Know your homes vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind.
Locate a safe room, or the safest room in your home. Develop exit plans and safe locations to meet outside. Don’t forget to include your pets when making your plan. Check your insurance coverage to make sure that you have protection for your home and your belongings. Take First Aid and CPR classes. Practice and maintain your plan.
Do You Have a Disaster Kit?
A Disaster Preparedness Kit helps to provide your family with important supplies should a disaster occur. Think practical first and comfort second. Kits should include enough material to last 3-7 days,
10-days is highly recommended here in Okinawa due to our isolation. Items to include in your kit are:
- One gallon of water per person, per day
- Canned fruits vegetables, and meats
- Baby food/formula (if needed)
- Peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars
- Cups, plates, and utensils
- Toilet paper, garbage bags, disinfectant
- Diapers (if needed)
- Medications (prescription and non-prescription
- Important family documents such as birth/marriage certificates, wills, Social Security Cards, passports and immunization records.