As a member of the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee for the Palo Alto Neighborhoods Association, PAN, I strongly recommend you review the following information.
You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.
Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moments notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.
A wealth of Emergency Preparedness information including local emergency telephone numbers and useful web links have been gathered together at www.paneighborhoods.org/ep.
I suggest you read Are you Ready? an in-depth guide to citizen preparedness at www.fema.gov. Children can be very frightened during an emergency and will need special attention. What do you do to protect your pets? This FEMA site provides brochures and suggestions on how to cope with the effects of a disaster. Also visit the American Red Cross, Palo Alto Area Chapter at www.paarc.org for a schedule of local presentations that discuss these topics.
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A typical disaster kit.
PAN organized an Emergency Preparedness Faire at this years
If you are concerned about Emergency Preparedness and have your own web site, why not post a similar page so your friends and clients can receive the benefits of this information?
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