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Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if you did not have water, gas electricity or telephones after a major emergency? You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having food, water, and other supplies to last for at least three days. So plan ahead and think about what you will need for you and your family if basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones are out of service for days, weeks, or longer.
Police and Fire will respond to the scene of an emergency or disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Families can and do cope with disasters by preparing in advance. You too can be prepared by maintaining a 72-hour emergency supply kit for your home.
72-Hour Emergency Supplies for Your Home
General Emergency Supplies
Hygiene and Personal Care
Supplies for Infants and Children
For Each Member of the Household
First Aid and Medical
Storage of Supplies
Store emergency supplies in one location that is cool, dark and safe (such as garage corner, closet, or under a bed). Use clean portable containers such as a garbage can on wheels, plastic tubs with lids or duffel bags. Replace stored food once a year.
For additional information on Disaster Preparedness, contact Portland Fire & Rescue’s Public Education Office at (503) 823-3700.
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
August 9, 2010