Make a Plan

Shelter Locations

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, emergency shelter(s) will be opened as needed and will be announced by the Command Center.  Opening an emergency shelter will be in coordination with the local school system, SE Alaska Fair board, and the local government.  Emergency shelters are intended to provide temporary mass housing for persons displaced due to disaster. The shelters selected will be those most appropriate depending on the impending or occurring event. The intent is to return evacuees to their normal living arrangements as soon as possible.

Utilities

Electricity

Electrocution can result from direct contact with live wires or anything that has been energized by these wires.

Pets

Plan

  • Keep a collar, current license and up-to date ID tags on your pet at all times. Consider having your pet micro-chipped.
  • Make sure your pet is comfortable being in a crate, box, cage, or carrier for transport.
  • Keep an updated list of trusted neighbors who could assist your animals in case of an emergency.
  • Tighten and secure latches on birdcages. Fasten down aquariums on low stands or tables.

Respond

Seniors & Disabled

  • Set up a Personal Support Network: Designate someone to check on you in an emergency and to help with evacuation or sheltering-in-place.

Children

  • Include your children in family discussions and planning for emergency safety.
  • Teach your children their basic personal information so they can identify themselves and get help if they become separated from a parent or guardian.
  • Prepare an emergency card with information for each child, including his/her full name, address, phone number, parent’s work number and out of state contact.
  • Know the policies of the school or daycare center your children attend. Make plans to have someone pick them up if you are unable to get to them.

Home Safety

During a disaster, ordinary objects in your home can cause injury or damage. However, there are simple steps you can take to make your home safer. Start by viewing each room with a “disaster eye” and identify potential hazards – bookshelves that could tip over in an earthquake and block exits or heavy objects that could fall and cause injury.

Household/Family

Talk with your family about potential disasters and why it's necessary to prepare for them. Involve each member of your family in the planning process. By showing them simple steps that can increase their safety, you can help reduce their anxiety about emergencies.

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