DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SAFETY TIPS
• Have a family emergency plan and ensure that each member of the
household is aware of it.
• Ensure that you have an emergency
disaster kit packed and ready to
• Ensure you have adequate supply of
medication and non-perishable food
that can last for at least a few days.
• Store adequate supply of water for
drinking and domestic purposes.
• Check in and around your home
for any problems that may cause flooding and leaking, and take corrective measures.
• Secure your home and property as
best as possible.
• Know your parish disaster
• Know your community evacuation
• Know the closest shelter to you.
• If you and your family are at risk,
evacuate immediately to a safe location.
• Know your emergency numbers.
• Ensure that you back up your contact
numbers. Print a copy if possible.
• Ensure that you back up other important information.
• Secure important documents in
• Note and print important contacts –
family, neighbours, friends as well
as those for emergency support – your doctor, ODPEM, the fire brigade, police, etc.
• Secure a prepaid ‘Top Up’ card (for
• Get a car charger. Test it to ensure that it is working properly.
• Secure an alternative (non-cordless)
• Ensure that you charge your devices
once a hurricane warning is issued.
• Keep your phones dry by placing them in a plastic/Ziploc bag. Also try to keep your other devices dry by storing them in plastic bags or containers.
• Make sure to have working flashlights and a portable radio.