Be Prepared, not scared!
Are you ready for your first ever Walkadonna?
Just in case you need a refresher: Join us October 19, 2023 at 10:19AM as we hold our neighborhood’s first Earthquake and Tsunami Evacuation Awareness drill. Go here for more info: https://www.nedonnabeach.org/walkadonna-2023/
Today, we’re talking about emergency preparedness. When disaster strikes there may be little or no time to gather the essential items you will need. That’s where your Go Bag comes into play.
Simply stock a backpack or duffel with the essential supplies you need to survive for 3 days and keep it in a convenient place to grab and go. Then celebrate that you have accomplished the first step toward being prepared.
But wait! There’s more! As a Nedonna Beach Resident, you have the option of keeping a bin of your emergency supplies in one of two sheds that are located outside of the coastal inundation zone. Bypass remembering to grab your Go Bag by placing all your emergency preparedness items where you will need them the most!
If you have questions about how to store your bin in one of the sheds, contact the NBNA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wondering what you should put in your Go Bag/Emergency Supplies Bin? Read on!
All Go Bags should include these essential items:
- Items to keep you warm and dry (e.g., waterproof poncho, gloves, hand warmers to place under your arms, mylar sleeping bag)
- Drinking water supply and water filtration system
- 3 day supply of food (e.g. Coast Guard food bars)
- Whistle (a good quality one to call for help if necessary)
- 30-day supply of prescription medications
- Basic first aid supplies
- Light source (e.g. headlamp or flashlight with batteries)
- Hand sanitizer
Your Go Bag could also include:
- Comfort items such as a game, book, or teddy bear
- Cash for emergencies
- Pet Supplies
- AM/PM Radio (with batteries)
- List of emergency contact phone numbers
- Copies of important documents
- Spare glasses/contacts/ hygiene supplies
Note: Replace perishable items like water, food, medications, and batteries as needed or on a yearly basis.
What goes into your bag or bin is up to you. The most important part is that you take these small steps now, and be better prepared for whatever the future brings.
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