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PREP TIPS: Make A Plan

Dec 6, 2019

DDRJ - PREP TIPS: Make A Plan

Making a plan before a disaster means not having to figure things out during one. 

Here are a few things you want to work out now:

  • If you need to stay, where/how will you do it?
  • If you have to leave, how will you do it and where will you go?
  • If you have other people to worry about, do they know what to do? 

Staying


Item of the Week: Medical Kit

Dec 6, 2019

DDRJ Item of the Week - Medical Kit

What kind of medical supplies do you need in your emergency kit to...?

  • Protect from bodily fluids
    • Latex or other sterile gloves
    • Breathing barriers
  • Protect or prevent wounds
    • Sterile dressings
    • Fabric adhesive or liquid bandages
    • Soft-wrap elastic (ace) bandages
    • Micropore paper tape
    • Fabric adhesive dressing


Dec 6, 2019

Entry 5 - The road to recovery is long, and new threats emerge.


Item of the Week: Maps

Aug 21, 2019

Why do you need maps in your emergency kit?

Well, you may not always have access to GPS. If you can’t access your smartphone or if you can’t access the cellular network, you may need a map to find your way to an emergency shelter and or an evacuation camp.

So, what kinds of maps do you need in your emergency kit?


PREP TIPS: Know What Disaster You Could Face

Jun 7, 2019

Knowing what natural disasters are common and when, given your location, is a key part of being prepared.

Earthquakes
While earthquakes can happen anywhere without warning, the highest risk areas of the United States include California, Alaska, and Mississippi River Valley. Live in those areas? Learn how to prepare for...