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PreparedBC, H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. Earthquakes tsunamis floods and wildfires are just some of the potential. hazards in British Columbia, During a disaster phone gas electrical and water services may be. disrupted Roads could be blocked stores closed and gas stations. out of service, You and your family could be on your own for several days while. emergency responders work to save lives and manage the aftermath It. may be weeks before infrastructure utilities and essential services are. restored Are you prepared to cope, Completing the steps in this guide will help you to answer yes Once. you re done download the companion In it Together Neighbourhood. Preparedness Guide at gov bc ca PreparedBC The most immediate. help in an emergency will come from you your family and those directly. around you your neighbours Connecting and preparing with them. today will mean a better response and faster recovery. H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. Step 1 Know the Risks, Hazards vary depending on where you live Below is a list of the top 10.
risks in BC Familiarize yourself with the ones that could occur in your. area by contacting your local authority for more information Knowing. which ones you face will influence how you prepare. Earthquakes Severe Weather,Tsunamis Power Outages,Floods Hazardous Materials Spills. Landslides Wildland Fires,Avalanches Disease Outbreaks. More than 1 200 earthquakes are recorded in BC each year Most are too small. to be felt but an earthquake capable of causing structural damage is expected. to occur about once every 10 years The 6 3 magnitude earthquake that struck. Christchurch New Zealand in 2011 was strong enough to shift this home off. its foundation 3,PreparedBC, H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. MAKE A PLAN, Thinking ahead will help reduce the stress of an emergency. Step 2 Make a Phone List, Make a master list of family and emergency numbers then ensure.
everyone in your household has a copy The list should include at least. one out of area contact in case local phone and mobile networks. are overwhelmed Ideally choose someone who lives outside BC and. wouldn t be affected by a major event such as an earthquake For. example someone living in Washington Oregon or California could be. impacted as well, Call the out of area contact if you find yourself separated from family. Let them know where you are how you re doing and arrange a future. check in time Advise family members to do the same so everyone stays. TIP In an emergency use text messaging,email or social media to communicate. Data based services are less likely to,experience major interruptions. H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. Step 3 Pick a Meeting Place, Decide where you ll meet family members during an emergency. Gathering at home is the ideal but if you can t get there agree on a. secondary location A neighbour s house library or community centre. are options,TIP If you leave your home put a sign in the.
window advising you re okay where you ve,gone and how you can be reached. Step 4 Plan for Your Kids, If you have young children you need to consider what happens if you. can t make it to their school or daycare Identify people who could pick. them up in the event you can t ideally someone who s home during the. day and within walking distance to where your child will be Notify the. school or daycare of who s authorized to pick up your children and make. sure your kids know as well,TIP Talk to your kids about emergencies. Be honest and straight forward The,more they know in advance the better. they ll be able to react and cope,PreparedBC, H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E.
Step 5 Know Where to Get Information, Contact your local government s emergency management program to. find out how it will share alerts and instructions during an emergency. whether it s via social media sirens the radio or television The most. important thing is to seek out credible sources so you can make good. decisions during a disaster,Connect with us,T W I T T E R. EmergencyInfoBC for alerts,PreparedBC for preparedness information. BCGovFireInfo for wildfire updates,DriveBC for road conditions. FAC E B O O K,BC Forest Fire Information,www EmergencyInfoBC gov bc ca for alerts.
www gov bc ca PreparedBC for preparedness tips, H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. Step 6 Know How to Turn Off Utilities, Do you know where your electrical panel water and gas valves are. located Do you know how to turn them off Learn how in case of leaks. or if you re instructed to do so by local officials. IMPORTANT If you suspect a gas leak,turn off the gas valve and leave immediately. Once the gas is shut off at the meter,DON T try to turn it back on Only a. registered gas contractor can do that safely,PreparedBC.
H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. PREPARE YOUR HOME,Step 7 Store Emergency Water, Water is the most important item to store You will need at least four. litres one gallon of water per person per day A family of four will need. 48 litres of water for a three day supply Also take pets and people with. unique needs into account Check your water supply every six months. and replenish or renew as needed,TIP Refresh your water supply when the. clocks spring forward and fall back You,can also set a reminder on your phone. H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. Step 8 Stock Emergency Supplies, Have enough non perishable food to support your family for at least. three days If the power is out use the food from your fridge and freezer. first followed by your pantry Ensure you have a suitable food supply for. babies toddlers and pets,First Aid kit and Whistle to signal.
medications for help,Battery powered,or hand crank Cell phone with. radio tuned to chargers inverter,Environment or solar charger. Canada weather,Local maps,Battery powered identify a family. or hand crank meeting place,flashlight with and some cash in. extra batteries small bills,At least a three day Water four litres.
supply of non per person per day,perishable food for at least three. Manual can opener days for drinking,for cans and sanitation. Garbage bags to help filter,moist towelettes contaminated air. and plastic ties for,personal sanitation Seasonal clothing. and footwear,PreparedBC, H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E.
Step 9 Consider Special Needs, Medical records may be difficult to access during a disaster If you rely. on a prescription aim to have a month s supply available at all times. If you can t keep a copy of your prescription dosage and name of the. prescribing doctor with your emergency supplies,Other things to consider. If you rely on a motorized wheelchair have a manual back up one. If you have a guide or service dog ensure they re part of your. preparations That includes a three day supply of water and. pet food a leash and collar and copies of vaccination records. If you use hearing aids stock extra batteries,If you have difficulty communicating verbally. have a writing pad and pencils handy, H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. Step 10 Secure Your Space, Earthquakes can topple bookcases and heavy furniture If you live in a.
quake zone here are a few easy steps to follow, Secure tall free standing furniture such as bookcases china. cabinets and shelving units to wall studs using L brackets. corner brackets or anodized aluminum moulding,Earthquakes have a tendency to knock pictures and. mirrors off the walls Consider moving all framed pictures. and mirrors away from beds couches and chairs,To prevent cabinet doors from flying open secure. them with either a push latch or a pull latch, Appliances such as refrigerators freezers washers and dryers. can move significantly during an earthquake Use strong. strapping and ratchets or other connectors to secure them. Secure your water heater with straps that anchor,the tank snugly to the wall Contract a licensed.
gas fitter to install a flexible gas line,TIP If it is taller than it is wide secure it. PreparedBC, H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. Step 11 Create a Grab and go Bag, Don t count on being home when there s an emergency There s also a. chance you may have to evacuate your house on short notice To prepare. for these possibilities create grab and go bags for your home work and. What to include,Food ready to eat Small first aid kit. and water Extra pair of glasses,Flashlight and batteries or contacts.
headlamp Cash in small bills,AM FM radio Local map. Medication s Whistle,Seasonal clothing Out of area contact card. Blanket Copies of important,Pen and notepad documents family photos. Cell phone charger etc Consider storing,copies on a USB stick. Personal toiletries,TIP Always keep your vehicle s gas tank.
half full in case you re required,to evacuate on short notice. H O U S E H O L D P R E PA R E D N E S S G U I D E. HOUSEHOLD PREPAREDNESS,turn off utilities,6 Learn how to. 1fo rIdyoenurtifreygithone ough emergency,7w atSterorfoe en. r your family,2ph Monake elisant wem,ith at least one emergency. out of area cont,act 8fo odStortoesuenppouorght your family.
three days,for a minimum of,g spot if you re,3 Pick a meetin ily members. separated from fa,m special needs,9su chIdenastifmyedanicyations and make. ne to collect pp ly is on hand,4 Assign someo school sure a proper su. your children fro n t,if yo u ca ur space,or dayc are. 10 Secure yo,t official sources and go bags, 5yo u Idllengetiftyinwfoharmation from 11 Create grab.
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