Tuesday, December 8, 2009
By simply removing the moisture from many foods, you can prolong their shelf life and create your own food storage items that will help you and your family be prepared. Tammy's site includes tutorial videos that give you step-by-step instructions on how to dehydrate and store almost all kinds of foods. Not only does she tell you how to dehydrate the food, but then she gives you great recipes for using this storage.
http://www.dehydrate2store.com/ is a great place to get started with your food storage.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit
Assemble supplies you might need in an
evacuation. Store them in an easy-to-carry
container such as a backpack or duffel bag.
- A supply of water (one gallon per
person per day). Store water in
sealed, unbreakable containers.
Identify the storage date and replace
every six months.
- A supply of non-perishable packaged
or canned food and a non-electric
- A change of clothing, rain gear and
- Blankets or sleeping bags.
- A first aid kit and prescription
- An extra pair of glasses
- A battery-powered radio, flashlight
and plenty of extra batteries.
- Credit cards and cash.
- An extra set of car keys.
- A list of family physicians.
- A list of important family information;
the style and serial number of
medical devices such as pacemakers.
- Special items for infants, elderly or
disabled family members.
Find out which disasters could
occur in your area.
Ask how to prepare for each disaster.
Ask how you would be warned of an emergency.
Learn your community’s evacuation routes.
Ask about special assistance for elderly or disabled persons.
Ask your workplace about emergency plans.
Learn about emergency plans for your children’s school or day care center.
Create an Emergency Plan
- Meet with household members to
discuss the dangers of fire, severe
weather, earthquakes and other
emergencies. Explain how to
respond to each.
- Find the safe spots in your home
for each type of disaster.
- Discuss what to do about power
outages and personal injuries.
- Draw a floor plan of your home.
Mark two escape routes from each
- Show family members how to turn
off the water, gas and electricity at
main switches when necessary.
- Post emergency telephone numbers
- Teach children how and when to
call 911, police and fire.
- Instruct household members to turn
on the radio for emergency information
- Pick one out-of-state and one local
friend or relative for family members
to call if separated during a disaster
(it is often easier to call out-of-state
than within the affected area).
- Teach children your out-of-state
contact’s phone numbers.
- Pick two emergency meeting places.
1) A place near your home in case
of a fire.
2) A place outside your neighborhood
in case you cannot return
home after a disaster.
- Take a basic first aid and CPR class.
- Keep family records in a water and
Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Call Your Emergency Management Office
or American Red Cross Chapter if you have any questions
Monday, June 8, 2009
Things happen and disasters strike, life is not always smooth. The following list will be a blessing to those you love and maybe even to you if you have to leave your home in an emergency situation. If you have to help a family member put life back together you will be glad you took time to do all of these things.
Share it with the ones you love.
Birth Date (Month, Day, Year)
Birthplace (City and State)
Father’s Full Name
Mother’s Full Name (include Maiden Name)
Social Security Number
Veteran’s Discharge or Claim Number
o Branch of Service
o Serial Number
o Date Enlisted
o Rank At Discharge
o Date Discharged
o Discharge On File At
o Name Of Wars
o Spouse’s Name
o Spouse’s Maiden Name
o Date of Marriage
o Place of Marriage
PAPERWORK Put it together or tell us where they are!
Deed to the House
Deed to Cemetery Plot
Power of Attorney
Stock Account Statements
Bank/Credit Union Account Statements
Credit Card Statements
Health Insurance Card
Life Insurance Policies
Casualty Insurance Policy
Social Security Statements
Email Account Information
Social Networking Account Information
Funeral Service Preference (i.e. songs, scripture, pallbearers, speakers, etc.)
Cemetery Plot Choice
PERSONS TO CONTACT
List of immediate family, church leadership, close friends and employer or business colleagues
Insurance Companies (Life, Health, etc.)
Social Security Administration
Credit Card Companies
Bank/Credit Union Companies
Landlord (if renting)
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Eastern Hills Mall June 13th 10:00am to 2:00pm
Making a Family Emergency Plans /72 hr kits
by American Red Cross
Shelter in Place three steps
by Boarder Community SERVICE
SMART Public health emergency preparedness
by Erie County Health Emergency Preparedness
Preparedness Family Feud
by American Red Cross
72 hour for kids
72 for pets
Town of Tonawanda/public services
Town of Amherst/how we can help
Alternative cooking methods
72 for Special Needs
Buffalo City/emergency services
Food storage for children/families
Catholic Health /Diabetes Management
Dutch oven cooking
Preparedness for the disabled
Dealing with important document
PRIZES FEMA information for all attendees more PRIZES
WHERE WILL YOUR FAMILY BE WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
You could be anywhere…..at work, at school or in the car. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children are safe?
Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if the basic services…..water, gas. Electricity or telephones were cut off?
Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and by working with your family as a team.
Come to the Prepare NOW Expo June 13th 10:00 to 2:00 Eastern Hills Mall
Make a plan and teach it to your family
Assemble 72 hour kits for evacuation and supplies
For at least two weeks at home
Maintain your plan and resources
Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility!
FREE PRIZES and material from FEMA and other agencies
Disaster Recovery Interfaith Network (DRIN)
American Red Cross
Catholic Health System
Town of Amherst
Niagara University, Border Community SERVICE
Town of Clarence Disaster Coordinator
Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter day Saints
NOW! Put this on your calendar NOW!