Red Cross 3/4/05 3:01 PM Page 1 Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Guide There is a Place in Stamford... Where People... Look out for I CAN’T STOP A HURRICANE. I CAN’T STOP A FLOOD. BUT I CAN STOP PANIC. each other Generous Support From: American Red Cross, Stamford Chapter, Stamford, CT 06901 • (203) 363-1041 www.stamfordredcross.org Red Cross 3/4/05 3:01 PM Page 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Disaster Preparedness 4 HOUSEHOLD DISASTER PLAN EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN Dear Fellow Resident: YOUR HOME DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT As you review this guide, the American Red Cross, Stamford Chapter urges you to ask yourself if you are Responding to Disasters 6 truly prepared for the unexpected. The disturbing fact is that most Americans are woefully unprepared. EVACUATION SHELTER IN PLACE Although comfortable and convenient to believe that dis- DISASTER SHELTERING asters only happen to other people in distant places; that UTILITIES DISRUPTIONS is not today's reality. Health and weather related emergencies, home fires, Hazard-Specific Information 7 flooding and even unthinkable terrorist attacks can affect WEATHER DISASTERS: 7 anyone, anywhere at anytime. Being prepared and know- Thunderstorms ing how to effectively respond to these events can clearly Floods and Flashfloods make the difference between life and death. Tornadoes The Stamford Chapter has served our community for 90 Winter Weather years and has been the City's most constant partner in Coastal Storms preventing and responding to emergencies. Extreme Heat We hope that by providing Stamford citizens with this FIRE 10 important information they will be empowered to take the EARTHQUAKES 10 necessary common sense preparedness steps to protect CARBON MONOXIDE 10 themselves and their loved ones. DISEASE OUTBREAKS 11 & BIOLOGICAL EVENTS The American Red Cross of Stamford is dedicated to sav- ing lives and relieving suffering. We are continually RADIATION EXPOSURE 11 working throughout the community to reverse the danger- HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR ous reality of a public that is ill equipped to appropriately CHEMICAL SPILLS 12 respond to disasters and other unexpected events. BUILDING COLLAPSES 12 Sincerely, OR EXPLOSIONS TERRORISM 13 Information For You and Your Loved Ones 14 Phyllis Weinstein, Robert G. Brody, Executive Director Chairman SENIORS & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 14 MENTAL HEALTH 14 FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 15 COMMUNTERS 16 PET OWNERS 16 PREPARING YOUR COMMUNITY 17 FIRST AID EMERGENCIES 18 RESOURCES 19 Emergency Reference Card 19 2 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:01 PM Page 3 Dear Fellow Resident: I n the aftermath of the World Trade Center's attack we have all been living our daily lives with a heightened awareness of the dangers we face. I know I reflect the senti- ments of many in noting both my increased appreciation for human life and my recognition of its fragility. In the three years since the attack I have redoubled my own commitment and the efforts of local government to prevent future terrorist acts, and to ensure an effective response should prevention fail. Towards those ends City personnel including police officers, fire fighters, health and public works employees have been developing plans that assure effective responses, not only to terrorism, but to a wide range of potential occur- rences ranging from acts of violence to weather-related disasters and infrastructure fail- ures, such as last summer's blackout. We have not been working alone. While government agencies are the logical focal point for emergency preparedness planning, the task is too all encompassing for government to be able to do it alone. The resources and expertise needed to plan most effectively and maximize the capacity to meet emergency needs call for community wide involvement. So does the underlying necessity to conduct the relentless preparation needed in order to ensure that profession- al responders as well as the public know their roles and are able to carry them out almost automatically when emergencies occur. The lengthy list of organizations and individuals involved in creating our collective response is represented in this Red Cross Disaster Guide. I am impressed with the pro- fessionalism and commitment of the Red Cross, which has made a tremendous contribu- tion by pulling together information from so many disparate sources to prepare this one- stop guide to emergency planning for home and work. The Guide covers a range of pos- sible scenarios and explains in detail how to best be prepared. It should be circulated as widely as possible. By reading the Guide thoroughly, understanding its contents, keeping it handy for immediate reference and reviewing it frequently with co-workers and family, each of you will become another de-facto partner in emergency preparedness. I welcome you to the effort and thank you. Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor 3 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:01 PM Page 4 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Disaster preparedness is as simple as planning ahead. During this booklet. an emergency, the more you have planned ahead, the more Check and update your kits when you change your clocks assured you and your family will be. The following checklists during daylight-saving times. Make sure they are complete will help you through the process. This advice should be and ready to go. used when preparing for any of the emergencies mentioned in EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN YOUR HOME HOUSEHOLD What to Have on Hand DISASTER PLAN CHECKLIST Keep enough of these basic sup- plies in your home for each person What to Know in the household for at least three days. If possible, keep these mate- Consider developing a disaster plan with your household rials in an easily accessible, sepa- members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and rate container or special cupboard. how to communicate in an emergency. We've provided two You should indicate to your house- wallet-sized cards for this purpose on the EMERGENCY REF- hold members that these supplies ERENCE CARD on page 19 . Make photocopies if necessary. are for emergencies only. Also see Also see EVACUATION on page 6. SHELTER IN PLACE on page 6. ❏ Decide where your household will reunite after a disaster. ❏ Choose two places to meet: one right outside your home for One gallon of drinking water per sudden emergency such as a fire, and another outside your person per day. neighborhood, such as a library, community center, or place of worship, incase you cannot return home or are asked to evac- ❏ Non-perishable, ready-to-eat uate your neighborhood. canned foods, and a manual can opener. ❏ Make sure everyone knows the address and phone number of your second meeting place. ❏ First-aid kit, medications, and prescriptions. ❏ Know and practice all possible exit routes from your home and neighborhood. ❏ Flashlight,battery-operated AM/FM radio, and extra batteries. ❏ Designate an out-of-state friend or relative that household members can call if separated during a disaster. If phone cir- ❏ Regular, unscented household cuits are busy, this out-of-state contact can be an important bleach (for disinfecting water way of communicating between household members. When ONLY if directed to do so by local phone circuits are busy, long-distance calls may be easier health officials) and eyedropper to make. (for adding bleach to water). ❏ Account for everybody's needs, especially seniors, people with ❏ Sturdy shoes, heavy gloves, warm disabilities, and non-English speakers. clothes, a mylar blanket, and lightweight raingear. ❏ Practice your plan with all household members. Ensure that household members have a copy of your house- ❏ Extra fire extinguisher, smoke ❏ hold disaster plan. detectors, carbon monoxide detec- tors. Familiarize yourself with emergency plans for your workplace, ❏ school, and child's school or daycare. ❏ Phone that does not rely on electricity. ❏ Child care supplies, pet supplies or other special care items. Other supplies and tools. ❏ ❏ Make sure your car's gas tank is always at least half full. 4 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:01 PM Page 5 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT CHECKLIST What to Have to Go Every household should consider assembling a disaster sup- plies kit - a collection of items you may need in the event of an evacuation.Each household member's disaster supplies kit should be packed in a sturdy, easy-to-carry container such as a backpack or suitcase on wheels. A disaster supplies kit should be easily accessible if you have to leave your home in a hurry. Make sure it is ready to go at all times of the year. Keep a smaller version of this kit in your car incase you are unable to return home. Also see EVACUATION on page 6. Bottled water and non-perishable food such as energy or gra- ❏ nola bars - enough to last each person three days. Flashlight, battery-operated AM/FM radio, and extra batteries. ❏ You can also buy wind-up radios that do not require batteries at retail stores. Copies of your important documents in a waterproof and ❏ portable container (insurance cards, birth certificates, deeds, photo IDs, proof of address, etc.). ❏ Extra set of car and house keys. ❏ Cash, especially in small denominations. We recommend you keep at least $50-$100 on hand. Remember, in an emergency involving a power outage, you will not be able to use ATM, credit and debit cards. Prescription and non prescription (such as aspirin, antacids, etc.) medication for at least one week. Keep a list of the medi- ❏ cations each member of your household takes, their dosages or copies of all your prescription slips, and your doctor's name and phone number. Personal and hygiene items, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, ❏ eyeglasses, contact lens solution, tissues and feminine sup- plies. ❏ First-aid kit. A change of clothing, sturdy, comfortable shoes, lightweight ❏ raingear, and a mylar blanket. Contact and meeting place information for your household, ❏ and a small regional map. Child care supplies or other special care items. ❏ 5 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:01 PM Page 6 RESPONDING TO DISASTERS EVACUATION •Stay tuned to your radio or television for If You Smell Gas: emergency information and updates. In certain situations, it may be necessary •Make use of your disaster supplies kit. •Do NOT smoke or light lighters or Also see DISASTER PREPAREDNESS on matches. If the odor is very strong, to evacuate your home or neighborhood. do not use your phone or operate any Officials will tell you when to evacuate page 4. light switches or electrical devices - through the media and direct warnings. any spark could cause a fire. Evacuation is used as a last resort when a serious threat to public safety exists. DISASTER •Open windows. SHELTERING •Evacuate immediately and call 911. Evacuate Immediately When You: Some emergencies may require that you If There is a Power leave your home and travel to an emer- •Are directedto do so by an gency shelter. Local officials will inform Outage: emergency official. you through the media when sheltering •Are in immediate danger. is necessary and where the shelter loca- •Call Connecticut Light & Power tions are. immediately to report the outage. Be Prepared to Evacuate: CL&P's 24 hour number: 1-800-286- Disaster Sheltering 2000. •If there is time, secure your home. Guidelines: •Use the phone for emergencies only. •Close and lock windows and doors, Listening to a battery operated radio and unplug appliances before you •If you can, try to seek shelter with can provide the latest information. leave. Authorities will instruct you if friends or relatives outside the affected Only call 911 to report a life threat- it is necessary to turn off utilities. area. ening emergency. •Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable, •Evacuation shelters may be set up in •Disconnect or turn off all appliances protective clothing such as long schools, municipal buildings and places of that would otherwise go on automati- pants and long-sleeved shirts. worship. They provide basic food and cally when service is restored. If sev- •Bring your disaster supplies kit with beverages. If possible, bring clothing, bed- eral appliances start up at once, they you. ding, bathing and sanitary supplies, spe- may overload the electric circuits. •Know your workplace, school, and cial food and pre-filled prescriptions and •In order to prevent food spoilage, child's school evacuation plan. other medications to shelters. keep refrigerator and freezer doors •Remember, evacuation routes •Alcoholic beverages, firearms and illegal closed as change based on the emergency substances are not allowed in disaster much as possible. Each time the door so stay tuned to local TV and radio shelters. is opened, heat enters and speeds up for the latest information. •You cannot bring pets to shelters. Only the thawing process. service animals are allowed. See TIPS FOR •Stay indoors if possible. Never PET OWNERS on page 16 if you have touch or go near downed power SHELTER IN PLACE pets. lines, even if you think they are safe. •Take your disaster supplies kit to the •Keep a battery-operated radio on for When evacuation to shelters is neither shelter with you. updates on the electricity restoration possible nor appropriate, you may be •Cooperate with shelter managers and process. asked to shelter in place. This is a pre- staff. •If you lose power and/or heat in the caution aimed to keep you safe in many •Stay tuned to the local news for the lat- winter, insulate your home as much emergencies, especially ones involving est information on the disaster. as possible. contaminated air. However, you should •Only use a flashlight or electric only do this if directed by emergency Also See DISASTER PREPAREDNESS on lanterns for emergency lighting. officials. page 4 . Don't use candles due to the extreme risk of fire! If You Are Asked to Shelter UTILITIES • Do not burn charcoal indoors and in Place: do not use your kitchen gas range to DISRUPTIONS heat rooms as this can lead to fire or a •Go inside your home or the nearest appro- Phone Service: hazardous smoke condition. priate facility (school, library, place of wor- •Always plan to keep the generator outdoors -- never operate it inside, ship, etc.). •Turn off all fans, heating and air condition- • Keep a phone in your house that including the basement or garage. does not rely on electricity. If you have a Without proper ventilation generators ing systems, and close the fireplace damper. cordless phone or only use a cell phone, •Get your disaster supplies kit and take can create deadly carbon monoxide. keep in mind that they may not work dur- •Do not hook up a generator directly shelter in an interior, above-ground room ing a power outage. to your home's wiring. The safest that has few doors or windows. Ideally, a room to shelter in place should allow at least •If you lose service on a landline phone, thing to do is to connect the equip- use your cell phone, or borrow a friend or ment you want to power directly to 10 square feet per person and be equipped neighbor's phone if possible, with a phone for emergencies. the outlets on the generator. and call your provider to report the out- •Seal all doors, windows and vents. age. •Do not use the phone - keep the phone •Fire alarm boxes will continue to work. line available for emergency calls. 6 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 7 HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WEATHER DISASTERS Severe weather should be taken seriously - it can be dangerous and harm both you and your property. During Severe Weather: •Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Thunderstorms •Stay updated by watching local TV or listening to the radio. •Avoid handling electrical equipment, •National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration telephones, bathtubs, water faucets and sinks (NOAA) Weather Radio also broadcasts forecasts,warn- because lightning can follow the wires and pipes. ings and other information 24 hours a day. Special Be especially careful with televisions. You can, however, weather radios are available at local retail stores. use a battery powered TV or radio. •If you are outdoors, take cover immediately in a sub- stantial, permanent, enclosed structure. Avoid trees and large bodies of water. National Weather Service Terms Floods and Flash Floods Severe Thunderstorm Before a flood or flash flood: WATCH: •If you are a homeowner and live in a floodplain, talk Severe thunderstorms are Flood/Flash Flood WATCH: possible in or near the watch Flooding due to heavy pre- to your insurance agent. Homeowner's policies do not area. People in a watch area cipitation is possible in the cover flooding. Ask about flood insurance. should keep informed and be watch area. •If a flood or flash flood watch is issued, meaning that ready to act if a severe thun- flooding is possible in your area, stay tuned to local TV derstorm warning is issued. Flood/Flash Flood or radio stations for the latest conditions. WARNING: •In a flood, water may become contaminated or water Severe Thunderstorm Flooding is imminent or is service disrupted. Before the flood, fill plastic bottles WARNING: already occurring. with water for drinking. Also fill bathtubs and sinks Severe weather has been with water for flushing the toilet, brushing teeth, or reported by spotters Freezing Rain Advisory: washing clothing. or indicated by radar. Minor accumulation of ice Warnings indicate imminent due to freezing rain is expect- In a Flood or Flash Flood: danger to life and property. ed. •Seek high ground. Tornado WATCH: Winter Weather Advisory: •Never attempt to drive your vehicle through standing Tornadoes are possible in and A minor accumulation of water. If your car stalls in high water and you can safely near the watch area. People snow, sleet and freezing rain get out of it, abandon it and move to higher ground. in a watch area should review is expected. their Family Disaster Plan, Tornadoes Get their disaster supplies Snow Advisory: kit, and be ready to act if a Accumulations of one to four In A Tornado: warning is issued or they sus- inches expected within a 12- •Go to your basement or the lowest point of your resi- pect a tornado is approach- hour period.Blizzard dence, or an interior room or hallway without windows. ing. Warning: Strong winds, blinding driven snow and If you cannot find shelter, lie flat in a ditch or other low Tornado WARNING: dangerous wind chill are lying area and use your arms and hands to protect your A tornado has been sighted expected in next several head and neck. or indicated by weather hours. radar. Tornado warnings indi- If you are asked to evacuate, do so immediately. cate imminent danger to life Winter Storm WATCH: and property. People in a Significant accumulation warning area should go of snow and/or ice is possible Some Measures to Help you immediately to their safe within 36 hours. Weather Major Storms room. If they are in a vehicle, they should get out of the Winter Storm WARNING: •Shutter or board windows. vehicle and go to shelter in a A storm with six or more •Secure outdoor objects such as lawn furniture nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a low spot away from inches of snow/sleet/ freezing rain within a 24- or garbage cans that could blow away and cause damage or injury. the vehicle. hour period is expected. •Never touch or go near downed power lines, even if you think they are safe. •In extreme conditions, consider shutting off power See the National Weather Service website at and appliance gas switches to prevent damage to your www.weather.gov for more information. appliances. 7 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 8 HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WEATHER DISASTERS, continued... Winter Weather Dangerous winter weather includes winter storms and bliz- zards. These can involve a combination of heavy snow, ice accumulation and dangerous wind chills. Coastal Storms Dress Warmly and Stay Dry: •Coastal storms can cause severe damage and hazardous- •Wear layers, hats, scarves, and insulated, waterproof boots. conditions in Connecticut, especially in low-lying areas Wear mittens instead of gloves; they are warmer. where flooding is more likely to occur. Keep in mind that if •Get out of any wet clothes immediately and warm the core body you live within 10 blocks of a coastal area, it is more likely temperature with a blanket or warm fluids like hot cider or soup. that you will be directed to evacuate before a severe coastal Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol if you expect you or someone storm or hurricane. you are trying to help has hypothermia or frostbite. •Pay attention to local weather forecasts and bulletins •Make sure small children and the elderly stay warm. These issued by the National Weather Service on local radio and groups can easily become hypothermic television stations. under conditions that would not necessarily be as dangerous for others. There are three types of coastal storms that typically affect Stamford: Avoid Overexertion: Nor’easters •Take your time while shoveling snow or pushing a car. Stretch before you go out and drink plenty of non-alcoholic,non- •Nor'easters are extra tropical cyclones that can cause heavy caffeinated fluids. rain/snow, strong winds and coastal flooding. •Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia that can be a serious •Nor'easters may occur at any time of the year but medical condition: confusion, dizziness, exhaustion, drowsiness, are most common during fall and winter months slurred speech and severe shivering. Seek medical attention imme- (September through April). diately if you or someone you know has these symptoms. •Recognize frostbite warning signs: gray, white or yellow skin dis- Tropical Storms coloration, numbness, waxy feeling skin. Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone you know has these symptoms. A tropical storm is a tropical cyclone with sustained winds Car Safety: between 39 and 73 mph. •Avoid travel. If you must travel, be sure to clear snow from your Hurricanes tail pipe before you start your car to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. •A hurricane is a tropical cyclone with sustained winds of •Travel with a fully charged cell phone. 74 mph or greater. If you get stuck: •Hurricane season is the time of year when hurricanes •Stay with your vehicle. Do not leave the vehicle to search for are expected to form in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of assistance unless help is visible within 100 yards. Mexico. It lasts from June through November. •Display a trouble sign to indicate you need help. Hang a brightly •During hurricanes, residents in hurricane evacuation colored cloth (preferably red) on the radio antenna and raise the zones may be asked to evacuate. Specific evacuation and hood (after snow stops falling). You can also keep the overhead sheltering information will be communicated to the public light on so you can be seen. through local media or through direct warnings in the evac- •Run the engine and the heat for about 10 minutes every hour. uation zone from emergency personnel. Hurricane/Tropical Storm WATCH: Safe Heating: There is a threat of hurricane/tropical storm conditions with- a watch area their •Fuel-burning items (such as furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters in 36 hours. People inkeep informedshould review to act if a Family Disaster Plan, and be ready and clothes dryers) should be working ventilated and inspected by warning is issued. a professional regularly in order to prevent unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. •Only buy electric heaters with a "UL listed" marking on them. Hurricane/Tropical Storm WARNING: These are safest. Electric heaters should be used with extreme cau- Hurricane/tropical storm conditions are expected in 24 tion to prevent shock, fire and burns. warning is should •Materials near heaters should be kept at least three feet from the hours or less. When apreparationsissued, people threatened complete their storm and leave the heat source to prevent fire. •Gas ovens and burners should never be used to heat your home. area if directed to do so by local officials. 8 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 9 HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION WEATHER DISASTERS, CONT.... Exteme Heat Heat waves are particularly dangerous for chil- dren and people with special needs. Please check on your neighbors and offer them assis- tance. The terms listed below describe the illnesses FOLLOW THESE TIPS that extreme heat can cause. Heat-related ill- TO STAY COOL: nesses can become medical emergencies - call 911, especially in the case of heat stroke. •Stay out of the sun. When in the sun, wear sunscreen (at least SPF 15). Heat Cramps: •Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes that cover as Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms much skin as possible to prevent sunburn. resulting from heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe heat-related illness, •Give your body a chance to adjust to extreme temperature they are an early signal that the body is having changes. trouble coping with heat and should be treated immediately with rest and cool fluids. Stretching •Drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids. or massaging can also reduce cramps. Unless very severe, heat cramps do not require emergency •Use shades or awnings. medical attention. •Consider going to air-conditioned stores and malls or to a public pool. Heat Exhaustion: •Never leave children, pets, or those who require special care in a Heat exhaustion occurs when body fluids are lost parked car during periods of intense summer heat. through heavy sweating due to vigorous exercise or working in a hot, humid place. Symptoms •If you are used to working or exercising in the heat, start slow include: sweating; pale, clammy skin; fatigue; and pick up the pace gradually. If exertion makes your heart headache; dizziness; shallow breaths; and a weak pound or leaves you short of breath, stop, find a cool place to rest, or rapid pulse. Victims of heat exhaustion are and drink cool fluids. tired but not confused. The condition should be treated with rest in a cool area, drinking water or sports drinks if the Heat Terms: person is fully awake and alert, elevating the feet Heat Wave: Prolonged period of excessive heat often combined 12 inches, and further medical treatment in severe with excessive humidity. cases. If not treated, the victim's condition may escalate to heat stroke. If the victim does not Heat Index: Number of degrees Fahrenheit that indicates how it respond to basic treatment, seek medical atten- feels when relative humidity is factored into air temperature. tion. Heat Advisory: When the heat index exceeds 100°F for less than three hours a day for two consecutive days. Heat Stroke: Excessive Heat Warning: When the heat index is expected to Sometimes called "sunstroke." The victim's tem- exceed 115°F or when it exceeds 100°F for three or more hours for perature control system, which produces sweat to two consecutive days. cool the body, stops working. Signs of heat stroke include red, hot and dry skin; Excessive Heat Watch: A long-term alert for excessive heat. elevated body temperature; decreased alertness level or complete loss of consciousness; a rapid Ozone Advisory: Issued when ozone levels are expected to and weak pulse, and rapid, shallow breathing. exceed 0.08 parts per million of ozone over an eight-hour period. This is the most serious heat-related illness. If People should limit their outdoor activity and those with respirato- someone is exhibiting these symptoms, call 911, ry problems (such as asthma) should be especially careful and avoid remove them from the heat and cool them by strenuous activity. removing clothing and placing cool, wet sheets on the body, especially on the torso and neck, in the armpits, and on wrists and ankles. 9 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 10 HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION EARTHQUAKES Although major earthquakes are uncommon in Connecticut, tremors occasionally occur and residents should be prepared. Note that after an earthquake FIRE your utilities may be disrupted. In The Event of an Earthquake: If your smoke detector goes off or if you notice a fire, remain calm. •Drop, Cover and Hold. Drop to the floor when the shaking starts. Do not try to move more than a few steps •If a fire breaks out in your house or non-fire- to take cover in a safe place, such as under a solid piece proof apartment building, get out as quickly as of furniture or next to an interior wall. Hold on to the possible. Do NOT stop or go back to get any- piece of furniture and be prepared to move with it. Stay thing. there until the shaking stops. •Feel doors with the back of your hand before •Stay away from windows and large, unsecured objects, you open them. If they are hot, find another such as tall bookcases. way out. Stay as close to the floor as possible - •If you are in a car, pull over to a clear location, stop and smoke and heat rise and the air is clearer and stay in the car with your seatbelt fastened. cooler near the floor.Close doors behind you. •Be prepared for aftershocks, which often follow an •Use the stairs. Do not use the elevator. earthquake. •If your clothes catch on fire, Stop where you are, Drop to the ground, and Roll over and Also see RESPONDING TO DISASTERS on page 6. over to smother the flames. •If you live in a high-rise multiple dwelling, and the fire is not in your apartment, stay in your apartment rather than entering smoke- filled hallways. •In high-rise office buildings, only evacuate if the fire is on your floor or the one above it, CARBON MONOXIDE and descend to the second floor below the fire floor. Other occupants should remain on Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide - a colorless and odor- their floor and monitor the PA system for fur- less gas - can be produced from improperly vented furnaces, ther instructions. plugged or cracked chimneys, water heaters, fireplaces, stoves •If you are unable to get out for any reason, and tail pipes. stay near a window and close to the floor. Close the door and stuff the bottom with a If You Suspect Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: towel to avoid smoke. If possible, signal for •Leave your home. help by waving a cloth or sheet outside the •Call 911. window. •Get any victims to fresh air immediately. •Call 911 from a safe place such as a neigh- •Open windows. bor's house. •To prevent fires, keep an ABC fire extinguish- Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips: er and working smoke detectors in the house. •Make sure all fuel-burning items - furnaces, boilers, hot Check batteries twice a year at daylight-saving water heaters, and clothes dryers - are properly ventilated. times. •If you have a working fireplace, keep chimneys clean and clear •Consider renter's insurance or contents of debris. insurance (if you are a home or condo owner) •Never turn on your oven to heat your kitchen, or operate gas or to insure the contents of your home. charcoal barbecue grills, kerosene- or oil-burning heaters inside your home, basement, garage, or camper - or even outside near an Also see RESPONDING open window. TO DISASTERS •Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector. on page 6. Check and change batteries often. •Recognize signs of carbon monoxide poisoning: the most common symptom is HEADACHE. Symptoms may also include dizziness, weakness, confusion, chest pain, nausea and vomiting. Also see FIRE on page 10 and RESPONDING TO DISASTERS on page 6 . 10 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 11 HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION DISEASE OUTBREAKS and BIOLOGICAL EVENTS RADIATION EXPOSURE Connecticut is more prepared than ever to respond to potential situations involving disease Small amounts of radiation - such as from X-rays - are con- outbreaks and biological events. sidered safe. In the unlikely event that this area is exposed to unsafe levels of radiation,authorities will monitor radi- •The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) regu- ation levels, determine what actions to take, and instruct larly asks all healthcare providers in CT to be alert the public accordingly. for any unusual disease clusters and to immediately report any such occurrences to both local and state These 3 General Guidelines will health departments. Minimize your Exposure to Radiation: •The public would be informed of a disease out- break or bioterrorist event through local media. 1) Time: Radioactive materials become less radioactive over Information would be provided on measures people time. Stay inside until authorities alert you the threat has could take to protect their health. If antibiotics and passed. vaccines were recommended, instructions would be provided on who should receive them and where to 2) Distance: The greater the distance between you and the receive them. This information would be available source of the radiation the better. Authorities may call for an through local TV, radio, newspapers, and on the City evacuation of people from areas close to the release. website. •Additional information can be found on the CT 3) Shielding: Put as much heavy, dense material between you DPH website: www.dph.state.ct.us. and the source of the radiation as possible. Authorities may advise you to stay indoors or underground for this reason. Close and seal your windows and turn off any ventilation. Protecting Yourself and Your Family: •Tune into local television and radio and read the newspa- per for information. •Authorities may advise you to shelter in place. Also See SHELTER IN PLACE on page 6. •A note on sheltering in place in radiation emergencies: Because you want to shield yourself as much as possible from radiation exposure, choose an underground room to shelter in place during a radiation emergency. •Authorities may direct you to evacuate, and post this infor- mation on local television, radio, and on the City's website. Follow the instructions given. •In a radiation emergency, authorities will advise the public when to take Potassium Iodide (known as KI). KI is a kind of salt that can prevent damage to your thyroid gland ONLY in the case of exposure to radioactive iodine (one kind of radioactive substance). It will not protect people from other radioactive substances, and must be administered within a few hours of exposure to be effective. KI distribution would only be considered in the extremely rare case that it would be appropriate and effective. •For more information, go to www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation. 11 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 12 HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR BUILDING COLLAPSES CHEMICAL SPILLS OR EXPLOSIONS Building collapses or explosions can be the result We use hazardous materials in our homes and of structural damage or an intentional act. Either businesses every day. Accidents involving these way, you can prepare and respond similarly. substances do occasionally happen, but these incidents generally cause little more than traffic delays. In the event of a major spill authorities Being Prepared: will instruct you on how to respond. You should know the following general information If you live or work in a large or multi-level building listed below. or visit one frequently, you should: For household incidents, call the Poison Control •Know where emergency exits are located. Center at 1-800-222-1222. Also see FIRST AID EMERGENCIES on page 18. •Review and practice emergency evacuation proce- dures. General Guidelines: •Make sure you know where to find the fire extin- guishers on your floor and you know how to use •Stay upwind of the material if possible. them. •Seek medical attention as soon as possible if •In your home of office's emergency kit, include a needed. whistle and a dust mask. •If there's an event indoors, try to get out of the If you are in a Building Collapse or building without passing through the contaminated area. Otherwise, it may be better to move as far Explosion: away from the event as possible and shelter in place. See SHELTER IN PLACE on page 6. •Get out as quickly and calmly as possible. Take the stairs - not an elevator. •If exposed, remove outer layer of clothes, separate yourself from them, and wash yourself. •If you can't get out of the building, get under a sturdy table or desk. •In some circumstances, after being exposed to hazardous materials, it may be necessary to be If there is a Fire: "decontaminated." •Fires often occur after a building explosion. •Specially trained emergency personnel will per- Also see FIRE on page 10 . form decontamination procedures, which may include the removal of personal items and cleansing If you are Trapped by Debris: of exposed areas of the body. They will provide for medical attention if necessary. •Cover your nose and mouth with your dust mask, or a cloth or clothing. •Move around as little as possible to avoid kicking up dust, which is harmful to inhale. •If possible, use a flashlight so that you can see your surroundings. •Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can hear where you are. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort as shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust. 12 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 13 HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION TERRORISM A Parcel or letter may be considered suspicious when it has more than one of the following characteristics: •Handwritten or poorly typed address, incorrect titles or titles with no name, Devastating acts of terrorism •Also see DISEASE or misspellings of common words. have left many concerned about OUTBREAKS & BIOLOGICAL •Addressed to someone no longer with your the possibility of future inci- EVENTS on page 11. For specif- organization or not addressed to a dents in the United States and ic information on biological specific person. their potential impact. They agents, go to www.bt.cdc.gov. •Strange return address or no return address. have raised uncertainty about •Marked with restrictions, such as what might happen next, "Personal," "Confidential" or "Do not X-ray." increasing stress levels. Chemical Attacks •Excessive postage. Nevertheless, there are things •The intentional release of haz- •Powdery substance on the outside. you can do to prepare for the ardous materials constitutes •Unusual weight given its size, lopsided, or unexpected. Taking preparatory oddly shaped. an act of terrorism, however acci- action can reassure you and your dents involving hazardous materi- •Unusual amount of tape on it. family that you can exert a mea- als may also occur. Your course of •Odors, discolorations or oily stains. sure of control even in the face of such events. Keep in mind action should be the same in either case. IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS that accidents can sometimes PACKAGE OR ENVELOPE: appear to be terrorist events and vice versa. Your preparedness •Also see HAZARDOUS MATE- •PUT IT DOWN - preferably on a and response should be similar RIALS or CHEMICAL SPILLS on page 11 for more informa- stable surface. in either case. tion on this type of emergency. •Cover it with an airtight container like a trash can or plastic bag. Know the Facts and be Radiological Attacks •Call 911 and alert your building's Responsible: security officials. •Radiological attacks occur when •Alert others to the presence of the package and evacuate the area. •Know the facts of a situation radioactive material is intentional- •Wash your hands with soap and water if and think critically. Confirm ly released. you have handled the package. reports using a variety of reliable •Make a list of the people who were in the sources of information, such as •Radiological Dispersion room or area where the suspicious package the government or media. Device (RDD): An RDD is was recognized, and give it to authorities. designed to scatter amounts of •Do not stray far from the area if you believe •Do not spread rumors. radioactive material over a wide you have been exposed. area. In most cases, the amount •Do not accept packages from of material is unlikely to be lethal. IF YOU RECEIVE A BOMB THREAT: strangers and do not leave luggage or bags unattended in public •"Dirty Bomb": A Dirty Bomb is Ask the caller as many of the following areas. a kind of RDD that combines con- questions as possible: ventional explosives and radioac- 1) When is the bomb going to explode? Explosions tive material. The explosive is 2) Where is the bomb right now? intended to scatter the radioactive 3) What does the bomb look like? •Also see BUILDING material. More damage and casu- 4) What kind of bomb is it? COLLAPSES or EXPLOSIONS alties may result from the explo- 5) Where are you calling from? for more information on sion than from the radiation itself. 6) Why did you place the bomb? page 12. •Also see RADIATION EXPO- •Keep the caller on the line for as long as Biological Attacks SURE on page 11 for more possible and try to write down or record the information. conversation. •A biological attack occurs when •Write down the exact time and length of a terrorist intentionally causes a call. disease epidemic. •Listen carefully to the caller's voice and background noise. •After you hang up, call 911 IMMEDIATELY. 13 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 14 INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES SENIORS & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES MENTAL HEALTH Seniors and people with disabilities may need to take additional steps to prepare for emergencies. Disaster victims are likely to experience at If you or someone in your household has special least one of several emotional responses: needs, consider the following tips when preparing anger, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, your disaster plans: nightmares, depression, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, or increased alcohol or drug use. •Keep a 7-14 day supply of necessary medications on hand at all times. Mental Health Experts Suggest a •Develop a personal disaster plan for each place Number of Ways to Relieve the where you spend time - at home, work, school and in Symptoms of Emotional Distress. the community. •Evaluate your capabilities, limitations, needs and •Talk about your feelings with family, friends and surroundings to determine what type of support you neighbors. Sharing common experiences helps peo- may need in an emergency. ple overcome anxiety and feelings of helplessness •Include your home care attendant and other people and isolation. in your network in your planning process. •Get back into daily routines as soon as you can, •If you or someone in your household are dependent and try to maintain a healthy diet and get plenty of on electricity for your wheelchair, breathing machine sleep. or any other life-sustaining device, plan for a loss of •Get some physical exercise every day. power. Your plan should include an alternate source •If you continue to have the symptoms described of power such as a battery system or generator, emer- above for an extended period of time, think about gency phone numbers (doctors etc.), and a planned consulting a mental health professional. and rehearsed procedure to vacate your home during For more information, a referral, or if you need a prolonged outage. someone to talk to, call Connecticut's Infoline by •To alert CL&P that you or someone in your home dialing 211 from anywhere in Connecticut. relies on electrically-operated life support equipment, contact them at 1-800-286-2000. •The hearing impaired may need to make special arrangements to make sure they receive emergency warnings. •Mobility impaired people may need assistance to get to a shelter or to evacuate from buildings. Keep in mind elevators will not work in a power outage. Technologically dependent people should check in with 911 or their doctors. •People with special dietary needs should have an adequate emergency food supply. •It is a good idea to write down your support needs and numbers. Medical conditions, medications and dosages, allergies, special equipment, medical insur- ance, Medicare insurance cards as well as personal and medical contact details are important to have available. Keep this list with you in emergencies and supply a friend with a copy. •If you have a service animal, make sure that it is registered for a service tag. 14 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 15 INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES How to Purchase Red Cross Disaster Supplies and First Aid Kits The American Red Cross, Stamford Chapter has a variety FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN of First Aid kits available for your home, work, car or boat. Disaster supplies starter kits are also available. For a list- Include your children in planning for an emergency. ing of our kits and prices go to www.stamfordredcross.org. Teach them how to recognize danger signals, how to get help and what to do in different emergencies. Practice your family disaster plan with your children and quiz them about preparedness information. Every Child Should Know: •How and when to call 911. •Family contact information for use in an emergency. •Never to touch wires lying on the ground or hanging from poles. •How to identify the smell of gas. Tell them that if they smell it, they should tell a grown-up or leave the building. Information You Should Know About Your Child’s School or Daycare Facility: •Find out what your child's school does in the event of an The Emergency Preparedness Kit sells for about $65 emergency and know the school's emergency plans. and includes all the basics to start a disaster supplies •Find out where you can pick up your child during an kit, such as food bars, water pouches, flashlight, evacuation. portable radio, batteries and first aid kit and more. •Ensure that the school has up-to-date contact information for you and at least one other relative or friend. •Find out how you can authorize a friend or relative to pick up your children in an emergency if you cannot. Some schools require written authorization. In Your Disaster Supplies Kit: •Pack child care supplies as well as games and small toys The Safety Tube sells for $5 and includes a water packet, in your family's disaster supplies kit. light stick, dust mask, whistle and hook and loop to fasten the tube under a desk or table. Perfect for commuters or After the Disaster-Time for Recovery for the office. •Children depend on daily routines. When emergencies or disasters interrupt this routine, children may become anxious and afraid. After a disaster, children are most afraid that the event will happen again, someone will be injured or killed, they will be separated from the family, or they will be left alone. •Immediately after the disaster, try to reduce your child's fear and anxiety by calmly explaining the situation and what the family is going to do next, keeping the family together, encouraging them to talk about the disaster and describe their feelings, and comforting them. •Return your child to school and their normal routine as soon as possible. Your children will realize that life will eventually return to normal. The Family First Aid Kit sells for $25 and includes ban- daging supplies, a cloth sling, a rescue blanket and a first aid instruction card. 15 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 16 INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES PET OWNERS COMMUTERS Pet owners should include provisions for their Disasters can happen anywhere. If pet in a household disaster plan. Pets are not allowed in you are caught on the train or Red Cross or any other shelters - only service animals subway during any kind of emer- are allowed in shelters. Therefore, it is important that you have a plan for your pet in the case of an evacua- gency, follow the guidelines tion. below. Pet Emergency Planning Tips: •Stay as calm and quiet as possible so that you can hear any instructions. •Contact friends or relatives outside your area to see if they •Do not leave the train unless you are instruct- would be willing to accommodate you and your pets in an ed to do so. The safest place is usually in the rail emergency. Also, ask a neighbor, friend or family member if car. they will look after your pet if you cannot return home due •Tracks are dangerous. Never exit a train onto to a disaster. the tracks unless directed to do so by the train •See if your veterinarian, groomer or local kennel provides crew or emergency response personnel. While shelter for animals during an emergency. Some hotels and being escorted by emergency response person- motels also let pets stay with their owners for a small addi- nel, be careful to avoid the larger third rail, tional charge. which carries a dangerous electrical current. •Transport your pets in a carrier for the duration of the •Think before you pull the emergency cord. disaster. This makes pets feel safer and more secure. Only pull the cord when the train is in motion if •Know your pets' hiding places so that you can easily find someone gets caught between closing car doors them in times of stress. and is being dragged. •Make sure each pet has a license and ID tag. •If your train is between stations and you pull the cord, the train will stop, preventing or delay- ing medical or any other kind of assistance from Assemble a Pet Disaster Supplies Kit That reaching the train. If there is an emergency on Can Be Ready to Go if You are Evacuting the train, alert a conductor. Your Pet to a Kennel or to Friends or Family. You Should Include: •Water, food and containers. •A leash/muzzle/harness. •A copy of all current vaccination and health records, license numbers and microchip numbers. •Medication for your pet (if needed). •A pet carrier or cage (a luggage carrier can be used to wheel the carrier around). •Plastic bags for pick-up. •Photo of your pet. 16 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 17 INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES Make a Donation •Making a financial contribution the American Red Cross is often the most sensible and ONCE YOU'RE PREPARED, efficient way of helping people in need after a HELP PREPARE disaster. Call (203) 363-1041, ext. 29 or visit www.stamfordredcross.org to make a secure YOUR COMMUNITY online donation. •Before donating any goods, including food or Get Trained clothing, check with the Red Cross or other orga- nizations. Most disaster relief organizations do •Emergencies happen every day. Learning simple first aid not accept small, individual in-kind donations of canned food or clothing for a disaster operation. techniques can give you the skills and confidence to help Unneeded items overwhelm the recovery effort anyone in your home, your neighborhood and at work. and may go to waste. •When a major disaster occurs, your community can change in an instant. Loved ones can be hurt and emergen- cy response can be delayed. Make sure that at least one member of your household is trained in first aid and CPR and in how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). •Contact your local American Red Cross chapter for class descriptions, times and dates. Give Blood Volunteer •Blood is needed in times of emergency, but the ongo- ing need is also great. •Red Cross volunteers help people in emergencies; they teach first aid classes; help at blood drives, and countless •Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfu- other activities. sion - cancer patients, accident victims, premature infants, people with chronic diseases. •It is best to affiliate with a Red Cross chapter before a dis- aster happens. This way you will be fully trained and know •Whole blood only has a shelf life of 42 days. That is how best to help the organization. why it is so important to become a regular and fre- quent blood donor. •Before going directly to volunteer at a relief organization, hospital or disaster site after a disaster, wait for instructions •One donation can be separated into 3 components from local officials, or check with specific organizations. and used to treat several patients. •Be patient. In the wake of a disaster, there are often many •Giving blood is safe and easy. Your body replaces people waiting to volunteer. However, there may be a greater the blood you give. The entire process of donating need for volunteers in the weeks and months after a disaster. takes only an hour, and the actual donation time is usually less than 10 minutes. •Contact the Stamford chapter to find out about volunteer opportunities and to register. (203) 363-1041, ext. 29 or •If you are 17 years or older and weigh at least 110 www.stamfordredcross.org pounds, you are eligible to donate blood. •Call 1-800 GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) and make an appointment to donate blood. 17 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 18 INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES FIRST AID toxic product such as the exact product name on the label, the total volume of the container, the strength as EMERGENCIES listed on the label or ingredients, the length of exposure and the amount involved in the exposure. If possible, In an emergency, remain calm and follow the emergen- have the container nearby when you call and be ready to cy action steps: CHECK-CALL-CARE. answer these questions. Shock CHECK: The scene - for safety, to find out what happened, to •Signs of shock are restlessness and irritability, nausea determine how many victims there are, and for bystanders and vomiting, an altered level of consciousness, pale or who may be able to assist. ashen, cool, moist skin; rapid breathing and rapid pulse. The victim - for consciousness • Call 911. Have the victim lie down and elevate their •CALL: 911 or, if at work, your workplace emergency legs about 12 inches if a head, neck or back injury or bro- number. ken bones in the hips and pelvis are not suspected. Keep the victim from getting chilled or overheated. Do not give •CARE: For life threatening conditions. the victim anything to eat or drink. For any serious emergency have someone call 911. The Seizures following are quick references for what to do in emergen- cy situations. •Call 911. Remove any nearby objects that may cause injury. Cushion victims head with folded clothing or a Poisoning small pillow. Roll victim on side if vomiting. DO NOT restrain victim or place anything in between the victim's If the victim is unconscious or is not breathing, call 911. teeth. Reassure the victim when the seizure is over. •Swallowed Poison- Call the Poison Control Center Bites and Stings at 1-800-222-1222. Follow their directions. The Poison Control Center can call 911 for you if necessary. Watch •Animal Bites- Do not try to hold or catch the animal. for any changes in the way the victim looks or feels. Save If bleeding is minor, wash with soap and water. Control any vomit in a container for EMS. bleeding, apply antibiotic ointment and cover. If bleeding is severe or if rabies is suspected, control • Inhaled Poison- If safe, remove victim from source of bleeding first, do not clean wound and call 911. poison to fresh air. Check their level of consciousness, breathing and pulse. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. They can call 911 for you if necessary. •Stings- Remove stinger. Wash wound and cover with a dressing. Apply a cold pack and watch for signs of an Place the victim on their side in case of vomiting and allergic reaction. monitor until EMS arrives. Contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross for •The Poison Control Center will ask you many questions additional information and to take a First Aid Basics when you call to gain information about yourself and course. your relationship to the victim, information about the vic- tim and their condition, as well as information about the 18 Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 19 Family Disaster Plan Family Disaster Plan Family Disaster Plan Work# ________________ Work# ________________ Work# ________________ School#_______________ School#_______________ School#_______________ Cell Phone_____________ Cell Phone_____________ Cell Phone_____________ Emergency Meeting Place outside Emergency Meeting Place outside Emergency Meeting Place outside of your home _________________ of your home _________________ of your home _________________ Meeting Place outside of your Meeting Place outside of your Meeting Place outside of your neighborhood _________________ neighborhood _________________ neighborhood _________________ Addresss _____________________ Addresss _____________________ Addresss _____________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ Family Contact ________________ Family Contact ________________ Family Contact ________________ Phone Day: ( ) ______________ Phone Day: ( ) ______________ Phone Day: ( ) ______________ Phone Evening: ( ) ___________ Phone Evening: ( ) ___________ Phone Evening: ( ) ___________ Family Disaster Plan Family Disaster Plan Family Disaster Plan Work# ________________ Work# ________________ Work# ________________ School#_______________ School#_______________ School#_______________ Cell Phone_____________ Cell Phone_____________ Cell Phone_____________ Emergency Meeting Place outside Emergency Meeting Place outside Emergency Meeting Place outside of your home _________________ of your home _________________ of your home _________________ Meeting Place outside of your Meeting Place outside of your Meeting Place outside of your neighborhood _________________ neighborhood _________________ neighborhood _________________ Addresss _____________________ Addresss _____________________ Addresss _____________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ Family Contact ________________ Family Contact ________________ Family Contact ________________ Phone Day: ( ) ______________ Phone Day: ( ) ______________ Phone Day: ( ) ______________ Phone Evening: ( ) ___________ Phone Evening: ( ) ___________ Phone Evening: ( ) ___________ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON Resources EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: LOCAL RESOURCES TEACHING TOOLS FOR American Red Cross–National website: PARENTS AND TEACHERS: www.redcross.org American Red Cross, Stamford Chapter American Red Cross – Federal Emergency Management Agency Children & Disasters 112 Prospect Street, Stamford (FEMA): 203-363-1041 www.redcross.org. On the sidebar, www.fema.gov click on “Disaster Services”, “Be www.stamfordredcross.org To order FEMA’s guide to Prepared”, “Children & Disasters for emergency preparedness, information and a list of publications. City of Stamford “Are You Ready? www.cityofstamford.org Or contact your local Red Cross chap- A Guide to Citizen Preparedness”, ter for brochures, coloring books and call FEMA’s distribution center at: more. Stamford’s local radio stations: 1-800-480-2520 96.7 FM or 1400 AM or visit www.fema.gov/library. Stamford’s local TV station: FEMA: News 12 www.fema.gov/kids/ U.S. Department of Homeland Security: 1-800-BE-READY (1-800-237-3239) or The Sesame Workshop’s safety page: CT Office of Emergency www.ready.gov Management: www.sesameworkshop.org/parents/solu www.ct.gov/oem tions/safety U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: American Academy of Pediatrics: CT Department of Public 1-800-311-3435 or www.cdc.gov Health: www.aap.org www.dph.state.ct.us National Weather Service www.weather.gov NOAA Akk Hazards Radio; www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr Red Cross 3/4/05 3:02 PM Page 20 Make a Plan Build a Kit Get Trained Stamford Chapter Stamford Chapter Stamford Chapter Volunteer Give Blood Pledge to Take Action Stamford Chapter Stamford Chapter Stamford Chapter American Red Cross, Stamford Chapter 112 Prospect Street, Stamford, CT 06901 (203) 363-1041 www.stamfordredcross.org Another Thank you to all our Sponsors: Newfield Green Merchants: Beldotti Bakery, Full line Bakery from Breads to Fine Pastries; Grade A Super Market, Family Owned and operated; CVS-Open 24 hrs., Peter Coppola Salon- Experience the Difference; Cafe Bria; A Comfortable place to enjoy Homemade Wholesome Food; Sound Federal Savings Bank, We Care Because it’s Our Town Too; Newfield Cleaners,Not Just a C leaners, We Care; Stamford Wine and Liquor, Stamford’s only Boutique Wine Shop Established 1970; This publication was designed and produced by The Advocate/Greenwich Time Custom Publishing Frascati Italian Restaurant, Not Just Pizza.
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