Emergency Pack

May 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s 3AM and a tornado forces you to evacuate your home – fast. There’s no time to gather food from the kitchen, fill bottles with water, grab a first aid kit from the closet and snatch a small flashlight and portable radio from the bedroom. You need to have these items packed and ready on one place before disaster strikes.
Pack at least a three day supply of food and water, and store it in a handy place. Choose foods that are easy to carry, nutritious and ready-to-eat. In addition, pack these emergency items:

  • Medical Kit and First Aid Manual
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Portable radio, flashlights and extra batteries
  • Shovel and other useful tools
  • Household liquid bleach to purify water
  • Money and matches in a waterproof container
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Blankets and extra clothing
  • Infant/toddler needs (if applicable)
  • Manual can opener

Every Family Needs an Emergency Plan

December 19, 2010 by · Comments Off 

The following is taken from a Richmond Register article explaining how critical an emergency plan is. Most striking is the fact that you are 15 times more likely to recover from disaster if you have a plan ahead of time:

“Hope is not a strategy.”

Carl Richards, director of Madison County’s Emergency Management Agency, offered that advice to participants of the “Survive the Crisis” conference Friday sponsored by the Richmond Chamber and Eastern Kentucky University. Read more