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In North Algona Wilberforce Township, keeping residents safe is a definite priority. Always being prepared and taking appropriate steps ahead of time can help you and your family deal better when an emergency hits in your area! An organized emergency plan for your family and household, as well as maintaining essential supplies on hand, is one of the first important steps to take.
Emergencies often strike rather quickly without enough time to allow you to choose a shelter or to pack an Emergency Kit. That's why it always helps to prepare a list of what to do and what to have on hand when an emergency occurs.
For tips and outlines on how to make your own household Emergency Plan, please visit the GET PREPARED website.
Likely General Hazards
3 Day Emergency Kit
When an emergency occurs, you could be anywhere but it is most likely that you will be either at home, at work or in your car. Having specific supplies available on-hand can help you endure an emergency by making you self-sufficient for 3 days or even longer!!
Get A Kit
|In an emergency you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Make sure your kit is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is.Emergency Kit List|
My emergency kit is located:
Emergency Preparedness For Children
|Helping kids prepare for emergencies|
Helping kids copeChildren in particular can feel the stress deeply -- and may react in different ways. The key to helping your children cope is simply by being there and making them feel safe.
Did You Know...Younger children may cry, whine or wet the bed in emergency situations. Older children may experience an intense fear of injury or separation anxiety. Other common reactions include a fear of the dark, physical pain and eating or sleeping problems.
Pets and Service Animals
Preparing For Emergencies
The following steps will help keep pets safe.
During An Emergency