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1 Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness
Plan, Stay Informed, Prepare & Mitigate Organize a Community Disaster Team


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 Plans Unfortunately 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 Routes During 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 routes Know 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 Checklist / publish a number of useful booklets. Additional Items 1930 BPW/RFC Est FDAA/CD HUD Reorganized 1979 FEMA Reassigned 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) Food Water Medical Communications Power Source & Illumination Heat (HVAC) Financial & Document Self Protection Sanitary Clothing Transportation Kid Pet Tool

9 Why You Prepare!! Choose your own destiny!!

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 Informed National Weather Service: National Data Buoy Center: National Hurricane Center: National Hurricane Center GIS Page: Skywarn: Other Resources Nassau 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: After Disaster Locating Link: National Response framework: National Disaster Recovery Framework:

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