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					Who is Responsible for Your

 SAFETY and SURVIVAL
       in a
   Major Disaster?
   When will the next
     Major Disaster
Strike the Central Coast?
  WHERE Will You Be When Disaster Strikes?

                    Home?
                     Work?
                  On the Road?



TIP: Californians are never far from their vehicles
     Disasters Defined


       Disasters are disasters
       to all of those who are
      affected – large or small.



What types of disasters happen along
        the Central Coast?
Earthquakes              Tsunami
Wild Fires               Terrorist Acts
Blackouts                Floods
Windstorms               Heat Waves
Dam Break                Civil Unrest
Fleeing Refugees         Hazardous Materials Events

             Diablo Canyon Incident
What Can You Do ?


      Make a Plan

   Build a Disaster Kit

  Know Basic First Aid

     Stay Informed

   Practice Your Plan
    What is it Like
     to be in a

MAJOR DISASTER AREA?
EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ARE OVERWHELMED
 FIRE
 POLICE
 MEDICAL


RESCUE TEAMS and RELIEF SUPPLIES are directed to
 METRO AREAS FIRST

OUTSIDE HELP DELAYED TO MORE RURAL AREAS
   Pause for a Minute



       Imagine Life Without
ELECTRICITY AND RUNNING WATER
        For a Week or More

     All Communications Down

  Highways Damaged or Impassible
          It Can Happen Here !


 NO LIGHTS
 NO FLUSHING TOLIETS
 NO RUNNING WATER
 NO CAR GAS AVAILABLE
 NO CELL PHONES
 NO TV / RADIO
 NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
 NO ATM’S FUNCTIONING
 NO GROCERY STORES OPEN
 NO RESTAURANTS OPEN
        When to Call 911



ONLY in a LIFE THREATENING Emergency



             Use 211 To Get
         General Information or
     Non-Life Threatening Assistance
     In a Major Disaster
You Will Either Be Instructed To


          Evacuate
              Or
       Shelter in Place

Will You Know What To Do ?
Are You Prepared ?




 Preparation is the Key
      to Survival
      in Relative
  Comfort and Safety
       Shelter in Place


 Depends on Nature of the Incident


     Seal Doors and Windows


        Nuclear Radiation


            Iodine Pills
            Family Emergency Plan

           TIP: Train The Way You Want To React

 Practice Building Evacuations Often
 Have a Rendezvous Point


 I.C.E.
 Out of Area Contacts
 Identify Community Escape Routes


 School Children / Elderly / Special Needs Persons
         Be Prepared if Ordered to Evacuate



       TIP: Test Drive Your Escape Route Now


 Know How To Prepare Your Home
 Thomas Guide / SLO County
 State Highway Map
 GPS or Cell Phone Map Access


 Maintain Half a Tank of Fuel at ALL Times
                  Stay in Contact


 TIP: Buy an Alternate Powered Emergency Radio

 Emergency Broadcast System
    920 AM       SLO
    1240 AM      Santa Maria

 Non-Electric Powered Radio
 Land Lines
 REACT / CB’S
                   Radio Features


 TIP: Rumors run rampant in a disaster. Stay informed!

 AM-FM
 NOAH Weather-band
 AC Power Cord
 Battery Power
 Hand-crank Power
 Antenna
 Light Feature
 Cell Phone Charger & Adaptors
                   Grab and Go Bag

                         “24 Hour Bag”

 Important Papers
 Food and Water for 24 Hours
 Change of Clothes
 Cash in Small Bills
 Flashlight & Whistle
 Entertainment:
       Cards, Books, Games, ETC.
 Cell Phone Charger
          Copy of Important Papers

    TIP: Remember you may never go home again

 Drivers License
 Passport
 Prescriptions
 Address Book
 Car, Home & Life Insurance Policies
 Home Contents Inventory / DVR
 Bank and Credit, Debit Card List
 Pet Shot Records
 Place in waterproof zip lock bag
             Emergency Supply Kits


             For Longer Duration Events

   Food
   Water
   Sanitation
   Shelter / Sleeping
   First Aid Kit
   Rx, Medical Devices
   Clothes
   Pet Supplies
                  Water Resources

TIP: Assume non-bottled Water is contaminated in Disasters

 Amount Required
     1 gal. per day per person + sanitation
   Contamination and Solutions
      Rolling boil, 3-5 minutes
      Bleach; 16 drops per gal., wait 30 minutes
   Other Sources of Water in your Home / Buildings
   Proper Storage & Rotation
   Commercial Alternatives
                    Food Supplies

 Calories Needed Per Day:
         Men     2,400-2,600
         Women 2,000-2,200
   Balance Proteins and Carbs
   Low Preparation Foodstuffs
   No Refrigeration Required
   Low Salt, Low Fat Foods and Snacks
   Consider Heat Sources Required
   Can Opener
   Pet Foods, Water & Meds
            Sanitation Management


 Plastic kitchen bags
 5 gal bucket
 Shovel


 Bleach
 Plastic Eye Dropper


 TP, baby wipes
 Hand sanitizer
                       Shelter Options

TIP: Tent Provides You Affordable Mobile Shelter

 Red Cross or Military Shelters
     No Pets Allowed

 RV’s or Autos
 Abandoned or Damaged Buildings
 Tent (backyard, park, etc.)
 Tub tents
 Windbreaks
 Makeshift shelters
            Medical Considerations

       TIP:   Buy Backpackers First Aid Booklet
                    (Weatherproof)

 First Aid Kit (Adjusted to Family Size)
 Prescription Supply (Rotate)
 Copy of All Prescriptions
 Medical Devices
 Anti-Diarrhea Meds
 Anti-Biotic Ointments
 Antacid
 Aspirin Type Products
                      Clothing


     TIP: Layer Clothes for Weather Variations

 Comfortable Change of Clothes
 Hard Soled Shoes
 Wide Brim Hat with Neck Cover
 Windbreaker
 Jacket
 Winter Gloves, Earmuffs
 Raingear
                   Night Lighting


            TIP: Hands Free Lighting Preferred

 Types of Flashlights


 Batteries and Spare Bulbs
 Head Lamps
 Strobes
 Light Sticks
                  Tools and Supplies

 Leatherman Tool
 Sheet Plastic
 Tarps
 Duct Tape
 100’ Nylon Rope
 Zip Ties
 Leaf and Lawn Garbage Bags
 Shovel
 Work Gloves
 Fire Extinguisher
                    Survival Gear

 Pealess Whistle
 Magnesium Bar
 Waterproof Matches
 Sterno Cans
 Trail Marking Tape
 Signal Mirror
 Sun Screen
 Chap Stick
 New Skin (Blisters)
 Paper, Pen and Pencil
                 Earthquake Hazards

TIP: Keep hard soled shoes, flashlight, cell phone and whistle next to your
  bed

During a quake:       “Drop, Cover and Hold”
 Falling objects like pictures over your bed
 Shifting furniture or flying objects
 Exploding windows


After the shaking stops:
 Glass shards on bare feet
 Gas leaks causing fires
          Web Information Resources

 www.redcross.org
 www.ready.gov
 www.fema.gov
 www.oes.ca.gov (ca. office of emergency services)
 www.slocountyoes.com
 www.fire.ca.gov (ca. dept. of forrestry
 www.dot.ca.gov/dist05 (ca. dept. of transporation)
 www.nwsla.noaa.gov (national weather service)
 www.slocity.org/fire/home.asp
Summary: Your Assignment

          Make a Plan

      Build a Disaster Kit

      Know Basic First Aid

         Stay Informed

       Practice Your Plan
Questions ?

				
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