Before, During and After Emergencies Share Print Household, Emergency Contacts Children, Pets, Services, Reunion Special Needs, Health Care Providers First Aid Information Before, During & After Emergencies Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods, Winter Storms Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat, Hurricanes Fires, Chemical & Biological Agents Utilities, Household Map Home Safety Checklist Emergency Supply Checklist Emergency Watch & Warning Emergency WATCH means a major emergency is possible. Listen to local radio or T.V. for advice. Have your Disaster Kit ready. (See Utilities Instructions, Household Map and Emergency Supply Checklist) Meet with household and review the emergency plan. List information: doctors, allergies, medications, disabilities, equipment. Be prepared to act promptly if any emergency WARNING is issued. Emergency WARNING means a major emergency is approaching. Stay tuned to local radio or T.V. Keep household together and review this emergency plan. Meet with household and review the emergency plan. Take appropriate action immediately (e.g., take shelter, evacuate, etc.) Before ... Five Steps To Prepare Fill out this emergency preparation guide. Keep on refrigerator or cupboard. Meet with household. Assess needs. Practice drills (fire, evacuation etc.) Create communication plan. (see communication plan) Store emergency supplies. Reduce hazards - fires, etc. (See Utilities Instructions, Household Map and Home Safety Checklist) Other Important Tips Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit. (see emergency supply checklist) Take CPR, First Aid and disaster classes. Identify special needs. (see special needs ) Know potential disasters in your area. Keep important documents together. (see emergency supply checklist) Establish an "out-of-area contact". (see communication plan) Encourage neighborhood preparedness. (see home safety checklist) During ... Stay Calm, Think about What You're Doing and Review this guide and other materials. Assemble family and stay together. Evaluate situation. Take appropriate actions. Listen to radio, T.V. and stayed tuned for advice. Keep close: flashlight, portable radio, batteries. Use your phone only for emergency. Only call emergency services (911. law, hospital, etc.) if you actually need assistance. If evacuating: before leaving, disconnect electrical appliances and if advised by local authorities, shut off electric circuits at the fuse panel and gas service at the meter. Also post a note so friends know where to find you. Don't go sight-seeing in disaster areas. Don't enter restricted areas. 911 may be busy or out of order due to a disaster. Stay calm. Try again. Public pay phone may work. Keep coins with supplies. After ... Follow "During" Information And ... Check for injuries. Apply First Aid. Do not move seriously injured people unless they're in immediate danger. Put on hard-soled shoes and work gloves to protect yourself from debris. Looks for hazards (gas and water leaks, damaged wiring, broken glass). Use flashlights, not candles and matches (flammables may be present). Inspect building for damage and structural hazards. Don't go in if unsafe. Assess emergency supplies and determine priority needs. Follow safety instructions for drinking water, driving, streets, etc. Check with neighbors. Lend others hand (elderly, etc.) Avoid downed power lines and broken gas lines. Report these immediately. If gas was turned off: Do not turn gas back on yourself. This may cause an explosion. Rely on utility crew.