3 Many Types of Natural Disasters LI & Metro Area Disasters: Hurricane, Flooding, Wild Fires, Tornados & Earthquakes
4 Make a Plan “Proper planning provides peak performance!” (KISS) Plans should include mitigation plans for sheltering in place or a contingency plan to evacuate primary location & an evacuation plan (Bugging-Out).Who will be involved? Family & friends, elderly, medical or special needs persons, pets, etc.?What kind of supply kits & equipment needed?All the what if scenarios should be looked at!A communications plan for all those involved.Keeping informed as to the abilities & plans of any & all authorities!A flow of information in & out to every member of your disaster team!Contingency plans when a disaster hits away from your base of operations or sheltering.Length of prepared supplies at primary & secondary locations.Special note several kinds of supplies will be needed.Rotate supplies.Portability of prepared supplies & personnel.All involved must learn & practice your plan(s)!Make it fun, especially for children & spouse!Don’t forget special pet needs especially if relocating.
5 School & Work PlansUnfortunately we don’t get to pick where & when natural disasters occur & affect us.Build small 1day BOB’s for every member of your family. Kids may only need bare minimums. (a small flashlight, cell phone, granola/power bar, list of key emergency phone numbers)
6 Evacuation RoutesDuring disasters many roads, bridges & tunnels will be closed by local government or by situation. Therefore:Always think of safety first;If you are to evacuate from a danger zone, do it prior to the event;Know your evacuation routesKnow your problem areas – flood zones, poor drainage areas, fire zones, etc.;Make a detail evacuation plan with contingencies;Develop or know safe zones for emergency evacuation & egress situations;Develop plans to rescue & evacuate friends & family if needed;Use family & friends as possible secondary locations if they are in safer zones.
7 FEMA-Ready.gov Checklist FEMA.gov / Ready.gov publish a number of useful booklets.Additional Items1930 BPW/RFCEst FDAA/CD HUDReorganized 1979 FEMAReassigned 2003 DHS
8 Preparation: Build a Kit A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Bug-Out Bags (BOB)Several types of kits need to be built. (14)FoodWaterMedicalCommunicationsPower Source & IlluminationHeat (HVAC)Financial & DocumentSelf ProtectionSanitaryClothingTransportationKidPetTool
10 HVAC Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning Today HVAC is crucial to today’s society!Focus mostly on alternative portable AC/Heating units.
11 Resource Files & Sites Make a Plan Stay Informed Other Resources Family Emergency Plan (PDF Kb)Child's Emergency Contacts Card (PDF Kb)Stay InformedNational Weather Service: National Data Buoy Center: National Hurricane Center: National Hurricane Center GIS Page: Skywarn:Other ResourcesNassau County OEM/CERT:NYC OEM:NYC OEM Videos:NYC Evacuation Centers:NYS Office of Emergency mgmt: NYC Office of Emergency Mgmt:FEMA: FEMA Mobile: FEMA Library:American Red Cross: National Shelter Locations: https://nss.communityos.org/cms/ After Disaster Locating Link: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.phpNational Response framework: National Disaster Recovery Framework: