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How Ready Are You

March 18, 2009

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Disasters can strike at any place, any time. How will you respond?

For a moment, think of these scenarios…

  • it’s in the middle of a cold winter night, your family is sound asleep, and suddenly there is a fire in your home…
  • it’s hurricane season and a tropical storm causes flash-flooding in your neighborhood…
  • it’s a hot summer afternoon and an unexpected tornado causes damage to your home…
  • Are you and your family prepared for the unexpected disaster that may strike in your community?

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    Get a kit.  Have a bag with essentials (first aid, medicine, snacks, batteries for devices such as cell phones, pertinent information and documentation, etc.) ready for you to grab and go in the case of an emergency.

    Make a plan.  Have a way of being in touch with family members (and, if possible, where or how to meet), know alternate routes to travel and consider alternative means to travel around the area.

    Be informed.  Ensure there is access to a battery-powered or hand-cranked device to obtain current news and weather updates.

    It’s that simple.

    Download the Emergency Preparedness Shopping List for help in preparing.

    Shop at our Online Store to build your kit.

    It’s Flood Safety Awareness Week! Are you prepared? Click here to learn more.

    Don’t wait until tomorrow to get started. Disasters can strike at any moment. Today you can help your family prepare!

    Visit http://www.redcrossnca.org for more information.

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    Spring Forward and Prepare

    March 7, 2009

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    Change your clocks and SPRING FORWARD!

    Reminders for Your Preparedness Checklist:

    — Check the batteries in your smoke alarm.
    — Check the batteries in your Carbon Monoxide detector.
    — Check your emergency supplies kit for your home and in your car.
    — Click on Emergency Preparedness Shopping List to help you prepare.
    — Click on Get Trained to register for training classes so you can help save a life!
    — Click on Donate to support your Red Cross Chapter – providing assistance to people affected by disasters happening in your community 24/7.

    Visit www.redcrossnca.org for more information.