DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY PLAN

  • Meet with family members to develop an emergency plan and regularly conduct drills to practice your plan.
  • Become aware of emergency situations that can occur in your area. Contact Sevier County Emergency Management Office, American Red Cross chapter or your local Fire Department for information.
  • Determine safe rooms to go to if you are not told to evacuate
  • Post emergency numbers by the telephone. During an emergency, only use the telephone when someone needs immediate emergency assistance
  • Teach children their address and phone number
  • Note special assistance needed by people with disabilities
  • Prepare for family health needs (prescriptions and medical supplies)
  • Consider care for livestock if applicable
  • Learn terms used to describe emergency levels (advisory, watch, warning)
  • Learn types of emergency signals on air, radio and TV
  • Learn basic first aid and CPR. Contact local American Red Cross
  • Establish a meeting place in the event of family separation
  • Find out daycare/school emergency procedures

ASSEMBLE A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT

If you are confined to your home or must evacuate as a result of severe weather or disaster, a disaster supplies kit can be useful. Keep it readily accessible for safety, comfort, and convenience. All household members should know where it is stored. Replace food, water, medical supplies, and batteries as needed. Place the items you need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. Include:

FOR SAFETY

*3 DAY SUPPLY OF WATER (1 GALLON/PERSON/DAY) IN CLEAN, MARKED, PLASTIC CONTAINERS

*3DAY SUPPLY OF NON-PERISHABLE, NUTRITIOUS FOOD NOT REQUIRING COOKING,MESS KITS,PAPER CUPS,PLATES,EATING UTENSILS,PAPER TOWELS  AND A MANUALCAN OPENER FOR CANNED FOOD.

*3 DAY SUPPLY OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE.EXTRA EYE GLASSES

*EXTRA CAR KEYS

*BABY SUPPLIES(FORMULA OR BABY FOOD,DIAPERS AND WIPES)

*ABC FIRE EXTINGUISHER

*FLASHLIGHT WITH BATTERIES

*BATTERY POWERED OR HAND CRANK AM/FM RADIO,NOAA WEATHER RADIO WITH PLENTY OF BATTERIES.

* TARP,ROPE,TOOLS, WRENCHES,PLIERS, HAMMER,NAILS

*FIRST AID KIT

*WHISTLE TO SIGNAL FOR HELP

*DUST MASK TO HELP FILTER CONTAMINATED AIR

*FEMININE SUPPLIES AND PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS

*PET FOOD AND EXTRA WATER FOR YOUR PET(SHELTERS DO NOT ALLOW PETS)

*MATCHES IN A WATER PROOF CONTAINER

FOR COMFORT

*COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHING INCLUDING A LONG SLEEVED SHIRT LONG PANTS AND STURDY SHOES.CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CLOTHING IF YOU LIVE IN A COLD-WEATHER CLIMATE

*SLEEPING BAG OR WARM BLANKET FOR EACH PERSON.CONSIDER ADDITIONAL BEDDING IF YOU LIVE IN A COLD-WEATHER  CLIMATE

*SANITARY SUPPLIES(MOIST TOWELETTES,TOILETPAPER,GARBAGE BAGS AND PLASTIC TIES)

FOR CONVIENIENCE

*CASH,CHANGE,TRAVLERS CHECKS OR CREDIT CARD.

*MEDICAL INSURANCE ID NUMBERS

*OUT- OF-TOWN CONTACT LIST

*PAPER AND PENCIL

*IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS SUCH AS COPIES OF INSURANCE POLICIES,IDENTIFICATION AND BANK ACCOUNT RECORDS IN A WATERPROOF,PORTABLE CONTAINER

*EMERGENCY REFERENCE MATERIAL SUCH AS A FIRST AID BOOK OR INFORMATION FROM WWW.READY.GOV

*BOOKS,GAMES,PUZZLES OR OTHER ACTIVIES FOR CHILDREN.

 

PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR AN EMERGENCY

  • Have your home inspected to ensure compliance with fire and building codes. Repair defective wiring and large cracks in plaster
  • Obtain disaster insurance for home and personal property.
  • Secure important papers, lists, and photographs of personal property, in a bank safety deposit box.
  • Buy ABC fire extinguishers. Keep accessible on each building level. Periodically check functioning.
  • Install smoke detectors on each level outside sleeping areas, not in kitchens or bathrooms. Check functioning and vacuum out dust and dirt once a month. Change batteries yearly.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector. Regularly maintain according to manufacturers instructions.
  • Buy flashlights/emergency lighting. Avoid candles (fire hazard).
  • Make house address/number clearly visible form the street.
  • Locate your home's main water, electrical and gas shut offs and learn how and when to shut them off. Mark with brightly colored stickers or tape.
  • *DUST MASK TO HELP FILTER CONTAMINATED AIR, DUCT TAPE AND PLASTIC SHEETING TO SHELTER IN PLACE

    *WRENCH OR PLIERS TO TURN OFF UTILITIES

    *HOUSEHOLD CHLORINE BLEACH AND MEDICINE DROPPER. WHEN DILUTED NINE PARTS WATER TO ONE PART BLEACH,THE BLEACH CAN BE USED AS A DISINFECTANT.IN AN EMERGENCY YOU CAN USE IT TO TREAT WATER BY USING 16 DROPS OF REGULAR HOUSEHOLD LIQUID BLEACH PER GALLON OF WATER.DO NOT USE SCENTED , COLOR SAFE OR BLEACHES WITH ADDED CLEANERS.

ASSEMBLE AN AUTO SURVIVAL KIT

Assemble a smaller version of a disaster supplies kit to be stored in vehicle. Maintain regularly.

INCLUDE:

  • Blanket/sleeping bag
  • Flares and/or triangles
  • Jumper Cables
  • Shovel
  • Rock Salt and Sand
  • Tire Repair/Replacement supplies
  • Map(s)

Emergency Alerts

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County Meetings & Events

Thu Sep 07 @ 3:00PM -
Water Committee
Thu Sep 07 @ 4:00PM -
Budget Committee
Thu Sep 07 @ 5:00PM -
Intergovernmental Committee
Thu Sep 07 @ 6:00PM -
Emergency Services
Mon Sep 11 @ 5:00PM -
Steering Committee
Tue Sep 12 @ 5:30PM -
Planning Committee
Mon Sep 18 @ 5:00PM -
Transportation Committee
Mon Sep 18 @ 6:00PM -
County Commission Meeting

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