Presentation on theme: "Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Plan, Stay Informed, Prepare & Mitigate Organize a Community Disaster Team."— Presentation transcript:
Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Plan, Stay Informed, Prepare & Mitigate Organize a Community Disaster Team
Many Types of Natural Disasters LI & Metro Area Disasters: Hurricane, Flooding, Wild Fires, Tornados & Earthquakes
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.
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)
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.
FEMA-Ready.gov Checklist FEMA.gov / Ready.gov publish a number of useful booklets. Additional Items 1930 BPW/RFC Est FDAA/CD HUD Reorganized 1979 FEMA Reassigned 2003 DHS
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
Why You Prepare!! Choose your own destiny!!
HVAC Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning Today HVAC is crucial to todays society! Focus mostly on alternative portable AC/Heating units.
Resource Files & Sites Make a Plan –Family Emergency Plan (PDF Kb)Family Emergency Plan –Child's Emergency Contacts Card (PDF Kb)Child's Emergency Contacts Card 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: 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: National Disaster Recovery Framework: