Before a Disaster!
If you are evacuated:
If you stay at home:
Unless there is an immediate
life-threatening emergency, do not attempt to use the telephone.
Be aware that after a disaster,
children are most afraid that....
Children depend on daily routines.
In a disaster, they'll look to you and other adults for help. How
you react to an emergency gives them a clue on how to act.
Help them cope by:
Hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you're working or exercising outside.
Educate yourself. Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings (take actions to stay cool and safe when the temperatures hits 85 degrees or the heat index hits 90 degrees). Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool.
Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected. Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs: cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting.
Take it easy. Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning.
According to the National Weather Service heat waves have caused more deaths in the last ten years than any other weather hazard, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding.
Sometimes when bad things happen in our community, it is best to stay at your home rather than come to a shelter. If Emergency Officials say, "Stay at home or shelter in place", here are the things you need to know:
Things You Need:
Other Things You Will Need:
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