Types of Emergencies
The following are the most common types of major events and may affect your daily routine.
- Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Monsoon Flooding
- Power Outages
- Widespread Flu
Members of your household may have specific planning considerations such as:
- A chronic medical condition that requires prescriptions. If this is the case, be Proactive! Take a moment now and talk with your medical provider about having an extra supply stored at home.
- A medical condition that requires medical equipment that needs electricity to operate.
- Have you planned to provide for any medical conditions that requires treatment appointments outside of the home? Take a moment now and talk with your medical equipment supplier to learn of the back up power sources you may require such as batteries, generator, etc.
- How about in-home care? Do you or a household member or neighbor require home health care service? Take a moment now and talk with your medical provider about how these needs would be met if an emergency prevented your access to these necessary services.
Essential Medical Items
The following are essential medical items that all households should consider having.
- Items for seniors, disabled persons, children, or anyone with serious allergies including special foods
- Denture items.
- Extra eyeglasses.
- Hearing aid batteries.
- Several day supply of prescription and non-prescription medications, including insulin, that are used regularly.
- Inhalers and other essential equipment and back up power supply if these items require electricity or water.
Taking a few moments now, to put aside a few extra items today could make a big difference, if the unexpected occurs here in our Valley.
Remember, we are all affected behaviorally by emergencies and the unexpected. These resources may also be helpful in rounding out your personal preparedness plan.