SAFETY TIPS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS | Main stories

• Have a family emergency plan and make sure every member of your

the household is aware of this.

• Make sure you have an emergency

disaster kit packaged and ready to

to be used.

• Make sure you have a sufficient supply of

medicines and non-perishable food

which can last at least a few days.

• Store a sufficient quantity of water to

consumption of alcohol and for domestic purposes.

• Check in and around your home

for any problem that may cause flooding and leaks, and take corrective action.

• Secure your home and belongings like

the best possible.

• Know your parish disaster

coordinator.

• Know your evacuation community

routes.

• Find out which shelter is closest to you.

• If you and your family are at risk,

immediately evacuate to a safe place.

• Know your emergency numbers.

• Make sure to save your contact

Numbers. Print a copy if possible.

• Be sure to back up other important information.

• Secure important documents in

sealed containers.

• Write down and print important contacts –

family, neighbors, friends too

such as emergency aid – your doctor, the ODPEM, the fire department, the police, etc.

• Secure a ‘Top Up’ prepaid card (for

prepaid service).

• Get a car charger. Test it to make sure it works properly.

• Secure an alternative (not wireless)

phone.

• Be sure to charge your devices

once a hurricane warning is issued.

• Keep your phones dry by placing them in a plastic/Ziploc bag. Also try to keep your other devices dry by storing them in plastic bags or containers.

• Make sure you have working flashlights and a portable radio.