What Should We Do Before A Wildfire Occurs ?
We are going through a difficult period, COVID-19 is not over yet, hurricanes and wildfires could strike at any time. So how to make ourselves safely through this period has become a thing worth thinking about.
Now, we would like to share some tips to prepare for the unplanned wildfires during the pandemic. Hope these will help all of us to deal with problems calmer and orderly.
1. Learn about wildfire risks in your area.
Pay attention to news and information about wildfires in your area in recent years, roughly estimate the possible disaster and the level, learn about wildfire risks in your area.
2. Talk with members of your household about wildfires
Tell your family how to prevent wildfires and what to do if one occurs, especially children and the old. Post emergency phone numbers by every phone in your home. Make sure driveway entrances and your house number or address are clearly marked. Practice evacuation as much as possible with your family during the wildfire-prone season.
3. Gather Emergency Supplies
Gather food, water, and medicine in advance because stores and pharmacies might be closed. Organize your supplies into a Go-Kit and a Stay-at-Home Kit.
● Go-Kit: 3 days of supplies that you can easily carry with you.
● Stay-at-Home Kit: 2 weeks of supplies if you need to stay at home.
● Have a 1-month supply of medication in a child-proof container.
● Keep personal, financial, and medical records safe.
4. Plan to Stay Connected
During a wildfire, the most important information will come from your local government. Authorities will let you know when you should leave to stay safe.
Sign up for free emergency alerts from your local government.
Have a backup battery or a valid power station to charge for Electronic products.
Have a battery-powered radio.
Plan to monitor weather conditions and fires near you.
5. Learn Emergency Skills
6. Understand Health Impacts
Wildfire smoke is a mixture of air pollutants that are harmful to your health. Learn how to reduce your exposure.
7. Provide a Plan B
Plan and practice two ways out of your neighborhood in case your primary route is blocked. One plan doesn’t mean absolute safety, plan B is necessary in unpredictable times.
Emergency Supplies Recommended By ARC(https://www.redcross.org/):
● Can opener
● Medical items and medications
● Sanitation and personal hygiene items
● First aid kit
● Extra battery(with a VATID 600W Power Station is enough to meet your need)
● Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
● Map(s) of the area
● Family and emergency contact information
● Extra cash
● Copies of critical documents
● Emergency blanket
● Change of clothes
Prepare so you can protect yourself, In a wildfire, every second counts!
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