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Be Prepared

When disaster strikes, it pays to have stored resources and a solid plan.



WHAT WILL YOU do when a fire, earthquake, tsunami or other disaster threatens your house and family? In light of the recent New Yorker piece “The Really Big One” about the Cascadia subduction zone, we wanted to call attention to some best practices that should be employed in case of an emergency. Here’s a chart inspired by information on readymarin.org.

The Basics

How

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Make a family plan and practice Download FEMA’s Family Communication Plan and ReadyMarin checklists to help organize your information. Emergencies and disasters can happen when family members are at work or school: take time to make sure everyone understands how to get out and where to meet.
Build Your Kits Store your supplies so they are readily
available in an emergency
Create emergency contact cards as well as evacuation backpacks and mini-survival kits for work and home.
Store Food and Water Choose nonperishable food that’s low
in sodium and plan on a gallon of water
per person a day.
You will need to store food and water for at least three days, though you should aim for seven.
Get Informed Take advantage of the Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) to get training; register your cellphones with the Telephone Emergency Notification System
(TENS) of Marin County at alertmarin.org.
Your best defense in the case of an emergency is being educated; fortunately, Marin County offers multiple training options such as CERT and Get Ready to all residents.

 

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