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Salinas Fireman Josh Hostetter visited Special Kids Connect on Friday, July 31! View his visit, here:
If you were given 5 minutes to evacuate your home, would you be able to grab everything you need? Emergency readiness experts recommend that you have enough food, water and other supplies to last you and your family for at least 3 days (72 hours).
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that the world, as we know it, can change in an instant. And, any emergency can be even harder on families who have individuals with special needs. Are you prepared for the next emergency?
Listos Calfiornia has a Disaster Ready Guide, suitable for printing, that can provide guidance on emergency preparedness. CLICK here to download a Disaster Ready Guide. Don't have a printer? Call Special Kids Connect at (831) 372-2730 or email your address to [email protected] and we'll send you a printed version of this guide at no cost.
There are some simple ways you can get prepared, right now, with very little effort. Even if you do only ONE THING TODAY, you'll be better prepared than yesterday!
There are three categories in which you need to be prepared.
Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area and make a plan for each. In Monterey County, we tend to think of earthquakes, wildfires, power outages, and pandemics. But, Monterey County is also susceptible to flooding, hazardous materials incidents, explosions, active shooter incidents and more.
There are FOUR steps to making a plan:
1. Discuss the following questions with your family, friends or household:
2. Consider the specific needs of your household. Do you have:
3. Fill out a Family Emergency Plan ~ Here's a guide!
4. Practice your plan with your family/household.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last your household for at least 72 hours. Watch the videos, below, to learn how to get your kit ready!
Prepare an Emergency Go-Bag (English Video):
Prepare an Emergency Stay Box (English Video):
Prepare an Emergency Go-Bag (Spanish Video):
Prepare an Emergency Stay Box (Spanish Video):
Prepare an Emergency Go-Bag (Triqui Video):
Prepare an Emergency Stay Box (Triqui Video):
Prepare an Emergency Go-Bag (Mixteco-Bajo Video):
Prepare an Emergency Stay Box (Mixteco-Bajo Video):
Recommended items to include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit: