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

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

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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! Dont forget special pet needs especially if relocating.

5 School & Work Plans Unfortunately we dont get to pick where & when natural disasters occur & affect us. Build small 1day BOBs 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 FEMA-Ready.gov Checklist FEMA.gov / Ready.gov publish a number of useful booklets. Additional Items 1930 BPW/RFC Est. 1973 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 todays society! Focus mostly on alternative portable AC/Heating units.

11 Resource Files & Sites Make a Plan –Family Emergency Plan (PDF - 450 Kb)Family Emergency Plan –Child's Emergency Contacts Card (PDF - 998 Kb)Child's Emergency Contacts Card Stay Informed –National Weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ National Data Buoy Center: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ National Hurricane Center GIS Page: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gis/ Skywarn: http://skywarn.org/about/http://www.nws.noaa.gov/http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gis/http://skywarn.org/about/ Other Resources –Nassau County OEM/CERT: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/CC/CERT/http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/CC/CERT/ NYC OEM: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtmlhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml NYC OEM Videos: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/news/videos.shtmlhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/news/videos.shtml NYC Evacuation Centers: http://maps.nyc.gov/hurricane/http://maps.nyc.gov/hurricane/ NYS Office of Emergency mgmt: http://www.nyalert.gov NYC Office of Emergency Mgmt: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtmlhttp://www.nyalert.govhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/index.shtm FEMA Mobile: http://m.fema.gov FEMA Library: http://www.fema.gov/library/index.jsphttp://www.fema.gov/index.shtmhttp://m.fema.govhttp://www.fema.gov/library/index.jsp American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/ National Shelter Locations: https://nss.communityos.org/cms/ After Disaster Locating Link: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.phphttp://www.redcross.org/https://nss.communityos.org/cms/https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php National Response framework: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdf National Disaster Recovery Framework: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/recoveryframework/ndrf.pdfhttp://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdfhttp://www.fema.gov/pdf/recoveryframework/ndrf.pdf


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