Christmas gifts

It’s that time of year to spread some cheer with gifts. Remember to record any significant gifts with receipts or pictures, and put the paperwork in your safe place. This documentation could come in handy during an emergency or disaster.

Telephone list

Do you have a current telephone list of important numbers? Do you have some of those numbers on paper in case your cell phone quits working?

Garbage

During an emergency or disaster garbage collection may be delayed. Have you planned on what to do with your garbage? Do you know what you can reuse or repurpose?

Cleaning

An essential part of your supplies should be some dish soap. In the event of an emergency, or disaster, you will want to keep utensil and dishes clean. This will help you avoid getting sick.

Critical Thinking

When was the last time you took a class on critical thinking?

Thank You

Thank you Veterans.  

Shoes

Have you ever thought about the shoes you are wearing and how they would hold up in the weather outside? High heels, dress shoes, and other type of shoes may not hold up to your local environment. If you had to take a long walk outside do you have the shoes with you to do it?

Paperwork

Do you have your important papers (or a copy) in a safe place that can be quickly accessed in case you are required to leave your house in a hurry?

COOP

COOP stands for Continuity of Operations Plan. This is basically a plan on how you will conduct “business” during an emergency or disaster. On a personal level you will still need to conduct some “business”. Do you have a plan on how you will take care of your business?

Travel safety

Having a small duffel bag / back pack in your car with some some essential items during the winter is a good practice. What would you include in your bag?

When the moment of truth arrives, the time for prior planning has passed. Is there a plan?