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Preparedness Month: Cash & Documentation (4 of 4)

For the final week of National Preparedness Month, the focus is on cash and emergency documents. Important documents should be kept in a portable water and fire proof box. Make sure to keep an extra copy of all important documents and store them with an out-of-state family member or friend.

This is also a good week to think about any other special items you or your family might need. Think about specific needs for any seniors, babies, those with special needs or pets that might require other supplies in addition to the items we have listed.

By staying up to date and working through each week’s checklist, your family can be prepared to respond during a time of need. We hope you will take what you’ve learned, apply it and share the information with your friends and family. Being prepared can bring help and hope among even the most devastating circumstances.

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Preparedness Month: First Aid & Personal Hygiene Checklist (3 of 4)

First Aid is important anytime, but can become vital when it comes to keeping your family safe and healthy in your shelter. While it’s hard to know exactly what you will need before a disaster strikes, there are several key items worth having in your family preparedness kit.

Remember that things like flooding and fires can cause germs to be released that create illnesses so prevention is key. Having these basic supplies and knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a tangible difference for your family or neighbors during a time of need.

This is “First Aid & Personal Hygiene” week of National Preparedness Month so please use the checklist below to stock your kit with first aid items, as well as a 3-day supply of toiletries for each member of the family. While food, water, warmth and technology are important, safety is key.

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Preparedness Month: Warmth & Technology Checklist (2 of 4)

Disasters can strike when we least expect it. It’s important to plan for the worst. Because we cannot always predict the weather, consider including warmth and technology items in your disaster preparedness kit.

Each family member should have each item under the “Warmth” category on the checklist. It is best to place these items in a clean sturdy garbage can, tote or other container that will fit in your shelter area. Make sure items you may use for other family activities are also stored with your preparedness supplies for quick access.

During a disaster, you may be without power for many days. Be sure to equip your family with necessary technology to stay connected in case of emergency and to receive news and important updates. Each family member should have their own flashlight in the kit, as well as extra batteries. The shelf life for batteries varies from 5-10 years.

Use the checklist below to stock your family preparedness kit with “Warmth & Technology” items and check back next week during National Preparedness Month for a list on “First Aid & Personal Hygiene.” Making these small changes now can make a big impact when you need it most.

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Preparedness Month: Food & Water Checklist (1 of 4)

Food and water are essential. If disaster strikes, you may not be able to go to the store and pick up items you need. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead. When creating a disaster preparedness kit for your family, you should have a 7-day food supply and enough water so each member of your family can have one gallon per day.

The checklist below is the first of this series for National Preparedness Month and should be used as a guide. Feel free to add or subtract items from the list based on your family’s specific needs and don’t forget to check back next week for more tips on preparing your family to respond.

Convoy of Hope Preparedness Month: Food & Water Checklist (1 of 4)

 

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Prepared to Respond | National Preparedness Month

Disaster strikes without much warning. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other disasters don’t wait until it’s convenient — because it never is. Storms tear through communities causing mass destruction leaving survivors to pick up the pieces.

Our Disaster Services team is constantly exploring ways to be more effective in our disaster response through monitoring, assessing and responding.

Earlier this year, our team completed a mock deployment exercise to help identify any deficiencies with the equipment and processes used during an actual disaster. Stacy Lamb, disaster services support director says this helps increase efficiency during an actual deployment.

“Disaster can strike at any time and most people are not prepared,” says Lamb. “This is just one way we try to prepare before disaster strikes.”

Here at Convoy of Hope, we are bent on being prepared to respond to natural disasters. September is National Preparedness Month and we will do our best to show you how we are prepared to respond to disasters throughout the world and how you and your family can be prepared too.

Visit The Hope Supply each Monday this month to get your weekly checklist.

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