This blog is for sharing general, educational information. It is not a source of real time disaster updates or reporting. However, there are links to other sites, conveniently located in the Incident Tracker box to the right of your screen (scroll down).

Monday, March 3, 2008

3 day Preparedness Calendar - in .pdf file

This calendar lets you take 6 months to build a 3 day supply kit.

American Red Cross Get Prepared Page

Most of us know the 3 basic tenets of disaster preparedness. It is important to educate yourself about these. Be sure to click on the Red Cross link (title) to get important details.

1. Get prepared - Build a kit
The standard notion about disaster kits is that you need a 3 day supply of food and water for each member of your family in order to be self-sustaining. Mountain residents know that in the event of a major disaster, it might take even longer for help to arrive. Furthermore, current Pandemic Flu preparedness calls for a 2 week supply of food, water, and medicines. This can sound overwhelming. Consider 3 days your minimum level of preparedness, but work toward 14 days.

Look for links to Preparedness Calendars. These let you build your kit, little by little, over the course of 6 months.

2. Make a plan, talk about it with your family, practice it and more...

3. Be informed - know what hazards we might face, get training and more...