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Title: A%20Health%20Guide%20for%20the%20Public%20in%20Disaster%20Planning%20and%20Recovery


1
  • A Health Guide for the Public in Disaster
    Planning and Recovery

2
  • As we have seen recently,you may be unable to
    obtain needed resources for some period of time
    following an event, even from government
    agencies. You may not have access to food,
    water, and electricity for days, or even weeks.
  • You should be prepared with enough stored
    emergency food and water supplies for your entire
    family for at least 48 72 hours.

3
FAMILY DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
  • Pack at least a 3 day supply of food and water.
    Store it in a portable container and in a handy
    place. Choose foods that are easy to carry,
    nutritious and ready-to-eat.
  • Also pack these emergency items
  • Medical supplies and first aid manual
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Portable radio, flashlights and extra batteries

4
FAMILY DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
  • Shovel and other useful tools
  • Money and matches in a waterproof container
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Blanket and extra clothing
  • Infant and small children's needs (if appropriate)

5
PREPARATION FOR SHELTERS
  • SHELTERS SHOULD BE A REFUGE OF LAST RESORT
  • Do not report to a shelter until it is officially
    opened. The media will announce shelter openings.
  • Choose 2 or 3 shelters closest to you. Shelter
    openings depend upon storm direction, intensity,
    and other factors. Some shelters fill up quicker
    than others.

6
PREPARATION FOR SHELTERS
  • Tell a friend or relative where you are going.
  • Consider volunteering at the shelter.
  • Pets, firearms, and alcoholic beverages are not
    allowed in shelters.

7
PREPARATION FOR SHELTERSSuggested Items to bring
  • Bedding
  • Beach or lounge chair
  • Medications (prescription and over the counter).
    Include vitamin, mineral, and protein supplements
    in your stockpile to assure adequate nutrition.
  • Medical alert tags
  • Clothing and personal care items
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • First Aid Kit

8
PREPARATION FOR SHELTERSSuggested Items to bring
  • Identification, insurance, and other valuable
    papers
  • Cash, travelers checks
  • Books, games
  • Infant care items
  • Drinking water, snacks, and a 24 hour supply of
    non-perishable food.

9
PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR PET
  • DO NOT LEAVE PETS AT HOME
  • MAKE arrangements with a friend outside the area
  • For care contact
  • Pet friendly hotels and motels
  • Veterinarians
  • Kennels

10
PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR PET
  • Make sure
  • Vaccinations are up to date
  • Collar has ID tag and a leash
  • Carrier is large enough so pet can stand, sit,
    and turn around
  • PROVIDE food, bottled water and medications for
    at least a week and a photo of pet with family
    member to reclaim in case it is lost

11
Health Care Precautions After an Emergency
  • Use care around electricity
  • Careful use of generators
  • Exposure to flood waters
  • Use of protective clothing
  • Use care when entering structures
  • Heavy lifting caution
  • Supervision of small children

12
Health Care Precautions After an Emergency
  • Caution when using cleaning supplies
  • Compliance with boil water orders
  • Consume only safe food and water
  • Use lime with caution

13
Food
  • Preparing an Emergency Stockpile of Food
  • Storage tips
  • Nutrition tips
  • Shelf life of foods
  • Short term supplies
  • Long term supplies

14
Food
  • What to do with your food when the electricity
    goes off
  • How to cook when the power goes out
  • Food contamination
  • What and when to destroy
  • What you can try to salvage and how

15
Water
  • The absolute necessity
  • How to store emergency supplies
  • Where to find hidden water sources in your home
  • Emergency outdoor water sources
  • 3 Easy ways to purify water
  • More rigorous purification methods

16
Water
  • How to disinfect a private water supply affected
    by flooding

17
Clean Up After Flooding
  • Use care around utilities
  • Check foundations of structures
  • Clean up of your property
  • How to disinfect washable surfaces
  • Remember the heating and air systems
  • When/How you can salvage clothing, furniture,
    curtains, rugs, toys, bedding, utensils and
    appliances
  • Definition of cleaning/disinfection

18
Tetanus
  • Exposure to flood water
  • Symptoms
  • How is it contracted?
  • Who needs a vaccination

19
Mold Growth
  • Limiting mold growth by cleaning, sanitizing,
    drying
  • Disposal of contaminated absorbent materials
  • Remember the heating and air systems
  • Symptoms of mold exposure
  • Those at greatest risk to mold exposure
  • Wear protective clothing during clean up

20
Chemical Event
  • Signs of a possible chemical event
  • What you should do during a chemical event
  • If the event occurs indoors
  • If the event occurs outdoors

21
Radiological Event
  • Where radiation sources are normally found
  • Possible terrorist use of radiation sources
  • Contamination and treatment basics
  • Shelter in place
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