全國緊急處理中心德州部門於1日發佈九月為「全國準備月」(National Preparedness Month) 州部與聯邦官員呼籲民眾注意各項準備應付緊急情況事宜
September is National Preparedness Month. State and federal officials are urging people to become prepared by developing a family emergency plan, putting together an emergency supply kit and learning more about what to do during natural disasters and other emergency situations.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Citizen Corps and other federal, state, local, private sector and voluntary agencies work toward increasing public awareness of the need to prepare for emergencies. September is a good opportunity to update or create your emergency “grab and go” kit. Emergency supply kits at home and at work should contain:
• Three days supply of water (one gallon per person, per day) and non-perishable food, plus coolers for food and ice storage, paper plates, plastic utensils, and a manual can opener.
• Eyeglasses, hearing aids, first-aid kit, extra prescription medications, copies of prescriptions, other special medical items and special supplies needed for babies or older adults.
• Important documents and records, extra keys, proof of residence, and phone numbers of family and friends.
• Cash (power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable).
• Battery-operated radio and flashlight with extra batteries.
• Road maps, a travel plan, hotel reservations, a list of places between your town and your destination where you can stop if the highways are clogged.
• Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and extra clothing.
• Toilet paper, cleanup supplies, and personal hygiene products.
• Pet supplies.
More information is available at www.ready.gov, www.redcross.org and www.safeamericaprepared.org
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