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At Emergency Preparedness Service we are able to help you with other “special” needs. We have contact with a number of medical suppliers that can provide items that are not currently on our website.
People with special needs also may need assistance evacuating during an emergency or disaster. Make arrange with other family members, friends or neighbors to assist you in making plans for anyone who is in need of help. Sometimes just having someone, check in with a person with special needs can do the trick.
Also, you can go to the local fire department and let them know about someone in need of assistance. They should make a note of anyone in the area that would not be able to help themselves. Ask the fire department to help you make plans for people with special needs.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] we will be happy to help you.
Every home has areas that are safer than others during a disaster. Do a walkthrough of your home to identify and correct the following dangers:
· Beds under windows. Move beds out from under windows that could break in a disaster.
· Beds below heavy mirrors, framed pictures, hanging plants. Heavy objects can fall during a disaster.
· Breakable or heavy objects on shelves. Consider a cabinet with latching doors. Use museum wax to secure fragile items in place
· Loose latches, such as magnetic push latches on cabinets and cupboards. Cabinets can swing open during a disaster causing contents to spill
· Glass bottles in medicine cabinets. Put glass containers on lower shelves or near the back.
· Flammable materials close to heat sources. Painting or cleaning products should be stored in the garage or an outdoor shed.
· Heavy or glass objects next to exits or escape routes in you home. Move them for easy exit.
· Objects with wheels. These can roll during a disaster. Block the wheels.
· Dead or diseased tree limbs near the house. Tree limbs can fall and damage the house or hurt people.
· Brush, dry grasses or overhanging trees within forty feet of your house.
· Unreinforced masonry that could fall during high winds or earthquakes (chimneys in particular).
Decide and discuss with your family where the safe and unsafe areas are in your home. Decide where you should meet inside and outside the home when disaster strikes.for more tips please visit us at www.emprep.com
1969 - In Surrey, England, an Airana Afghan Airlines flight crashed due to pilot error. 50 of the 65 people onboard were killed. An additional two people were killed on the ground.
1970 - In Yunnan province, China, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake killed 15,521 people.