Hi Carson Ward Family, Family and Friends,
It is to late to prepare when...
the tsunami has hit
the storm has flooded our home
the pandemic is here
the civil unrest has started
The time to prepare is now!
"Are these perilous times? They are. But there is no need to fear. We can have peace in our hearts and peace in our homes." President Gorden B. Hinckley (October 2001 General Conference, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Weekly Assignment: 72 Hour Individual Emergency Food Snack Kit
Last week we finished our 72 Hour Individual Emergency Food Kit for each family member and placed the Food Kit and Water in each family members 72 Hour Individual Emergency Backpack. Now we will start the Snack Kit (which is a part of the Food Kit). I keep the Snack Kit separate because some of the odors from the snacks can get into the food in the Food Kit. As we add them, place each item in a separate large plastic zip lock bag and write the family member's name and Snack Kit on the bag. There are only 4 items in this kit. This will only take 3 weeks to complete.
This week add the following:
2) Gum, about 3 sticks a day x 3 days per person's Snack Kit
If there is a disaster or emergency situation, do the following:
1. Your Priorities---Take care of your family, neighbors and home first using your personal disaster plan and supplies. It may be days before help from anyone arrives. Once your family's safety and basic needs are met, proceed with the next step. Click here to go directly to the "Positing" "What To Do and Not Do During a Disaster Situation".
2. Gather Information---Use email, text messaging, radio, face-to-face contact, and written messages to assess the needs of others (family in other areas, neighbors, church friends, work friends who live near by). Avoid placing voice calls unless you need to call 911 for someone with significant injures or illness. If power is unavailable save your batteries by turning your cell phone or radio off when not in use.
3. Your dwelling/home is uninhabitable---Check the radio for nearby shelters. Remember to leave a note on your door where you went and who is with you. If you can stay, the best place for you and your family is your home.
4. Verify Your Information---Make sure your home number, cell phone numbers and email addresses are correct at your children's schools, your place of employment, church records and with family and friends. Update your Out of State Contact Card person's number as needed.