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Earthquakes: What to do Before, During & After

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Earthquakes: What to do Before, During & After

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS If you live in an earthquake active area emergency preparedness must become a way of life. It is important to know how to take car of yourself and your loved ones in the event of an earthquake. Major earthquakes disrupt everything including freeways, surface streets, electrical service, water service, phone service and most other public services, sometimes for extended periods of time. Use the following earthquake safety tips and expect the worst by increasing your knowledge of what to do and by preparing the necessary supplies that may save a life. Disaster Preparedness Kits & SuppliesDURING THE EARTHQUAKE:If...

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Survival Kits - The Name of the Game!

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Survival Kits - The Name of the Game!

The name of the game is survival and the winner will be the player who was prepared in advance. This is not a game you want to lose. The impact that an unexpected disaster can have on a family is immense and can be devastating. Taking the time to prepare or purchase a great survival kit will go a long way in the event of an emergency situation. What you may need to survive can depend on where you live and the specific conditions of that region. It is best to reach out to your local Emergency Management Agency. They...

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Emergency Kits for your Home

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Emergency Kits for your Home

Every home should have an emergency supply kit located in an accessible storage area. Store the items in plastic containers that are easy to grab and carry as you may need to evacuate. 5 gallon buckets like the ones in this image work nicely. Emergency kits should be checked every 6 months and expired items should be replaced regularly. Keep a checklist of all the items in the kit and note the date each item was last updated. This will keep confusion to a minimum when checking the kit. Emergency kits will help you survive during and after an emergency....

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Don't forget to Fall Back (Daylight Saving Time)

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Don't forget to Fall Back (Daylight Saving Time)

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am Sunday, November 6th, 2016. Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour if you live in the majority of the states that participate. This is a great time of year to do some annual "to do's". Here is a list that you might consider incorporating into your clock changing program: Adjust all your clocks (home and auto) Adjust indoor/outdoor light timers Adjust irrigation timers Change passwords Check and change smoke-detector batteries Check your credit report Check the tires on your vehicles Clean out your medicine cabinets Check with your C.P.A regarding end...

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips

Adults and children should be safety conscious when celebrating Halloween this season. Prepare ahead with these useful Halloween Safety Tips:       MOTORISTS Watch for children darting out from between parked cars. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. PARENTS Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12. Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Know the names of older children's companions. Instruct...

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