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 ?