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2013-09-27 10:51:49
Emergency Prepardness Month

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month in Utah, so we wanted to share some tips on how you can help make sure your family is prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Since homes in Daybreak have basements, and many have underporch storage, food storage is more convenient here in Utah. We also have garages for extra storage and so this gives options for storing large barrels of water, and other bulk foods like wheat, etc. In other bigger cities it is sometimes difficult to store extra food due to lack of space in a small apartment.

We have also been blessed in Utah that we have not had natural disasters to the extent of some other states and countries around the world. There have however been fires, mudslides, flashfloods, and issues with communities being without water, etc. So it is important to have a plan in place and be prepared in the event of an emergency. Making preparations now and being organized will help not only to give piece of mind but will help should you need to quickly put your plan into action.

firetruck in daybreakAs part of Emergency Preparedness Month, you can meet some of Utah's amazing first responders, disaster experts and emergency preparedness suppliers. Get all the details at: Natural History Museum of Utah's free Preparedness Fair.

When: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where:
Natural History Museum of Utah -- The Canyon
What: Several great demonstrations from Salt Lake City's teams of first responders. See rescue equiptment, explore firetrucks, and get tips and resources on how to prepare for an emergency.
 

Rocky Mountain Power shared several great tips on Making Sure you are Ready for an Emergency. We have also added some tips that we use in our personal family planning for Emergency Prepardness in Utah.

ACTIONS TO PREPARE:

  • Review what to do if the power goes out.
  • Having access to a working phone can be a great asset. Making sure your cell phone is charged will help you to contact loved phones and get updates on the situation. Here are some tips to preserve your cell phones battery. I also carry with me a iphone charging cable and a “Sweet Packs” portable charger that will give me several extra hours of battery life. The idea is to keep the sweet pack charged, then when you need extra battery time on your cell phone you plug it in just as you would a wall charger.
  • If  you own a portable generator learn how to operate it safely.
  • Have a 72-hour kit ready for each member of your family. Make sure you know where they are and update them frequently. Some of the basics include food, water, warm clothing, safety blankets, medical supplies, and any important medications you may need (like an epipen or inhaler). Reusing your kids old backpacks is a great way to store each kit and make it portable if you needed to evacuate in a hurry.
  • It is also a good idea to keep an emergency preparedness kit in the trunk of      your car along with an extra blanket. There are tons of safety websites and you can get ideas of what to include on Google and Pinterest. There is no hard and fast rule of what you should use in your safety kits, but you should put some time into considering what are the most beneficial items that would help your family members.
  • Make a plan – spend an evening going over what to do in case of an emergency.      There is comfort in preparedness. The goal is not to add anxiety worrying about a disaster but to have confidence that you are prepared.
  • It is a good idea to keep an information sheet containing important contact info, meeting places, etc. Here is an example you can download online from Be Ready Utah.

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  • Be Ready Utah is a great website to review. It contains tons of information on ideas on how your family can prepare! I would recommend reviewing it: https://www.utah.gov/beready/

These are just a few ideas of how you can help prepare your household and family to be ready in case of an emergency. Don’t be overwhelmed. Set a goal and work on being prepared over time. Many people budget a certain amount of money to use towards food storage each year. Over time you become more and more ready. Even the little preparations add up!

 
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