ARE YOU READY??
No one knows when an emergency will happen or what kind of emergency it will be… weather-related emergencies including storms, flooding or power outages, disease outbreaks or even man-made disasters.
Each of us needs to “Be Prepared” in the event of an emergency. Putnam County Government can help. This webpage provides a wide range of information and tools to help you and your family prepare for emergencies.
Make a “GO-BAG”
Assemble supplies you might need in an evacuation and store them in an easy to carry container such as a duffle bag or backpack.
Store your “Go Bag” in a place where it will not freeze.
It is a good idea to review the content once a year to check on items that may have expiration dates, such as prescription medicines.
What to include in your Go Bag:
- A supply of water — one gallon per person, per day — sealed in unbreakable containers
- Non-perishable packaged or canned food and a manual can opener
- A change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes
- Permanent marker, paper, and tape
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Local map
- A first aid kit and prescription medicines
- A battery-powered radio, flashlight (or crank-style version), and spare batteries for each
- Credit cards and $100 cash in small bills and quarters for pay phones. Consider a pre-paid phone card.
- List of emergency contact phone numbers
- List of allergies to any drugs (especially antibiotics) or food
- Copy of health insurance and identification cards
- Extra keys to your house and vehicles
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes
- Special items for infants or elderly or disabled family members
- As a precaution, you can also add a CD or a flash drive to which you have saved some of these important papers and documents, such as:
Prescriptions – list of prescription type, number and doctor’s name and phone number
Proof of Residency – Mortgage bill / Renters agreement
Renters / Home owner’s insurance coverage
Medical insurance coverage
Life insurance coverage
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