Emergency Preparedness: Get Ready - The Woodlands
|Residents of The Woodlands are encouraged to develop emergency preparedness plans for their families and neighbors. The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch along with The Woodlands Fire Department can assist residents with these plans through its Get-Ready – The Woodlands program. Get-Ready – The Woodlands, provides information on how to be prepared for both natural and man-made emergencies. In addition to basic emergency preparedness steps outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Ready.gov website, Get-Ready – The Woodlands includes information that pertains specifically to The Woodlands, including how to obtain information on local services and ways neighbors can work together before and after an emergency.
Get – Ready The Woodlands presentations are available for businesses or organizations, through The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch and can be tailored to your needs and presentation time available. To schedule a presentation, click below or call 281-210-3884.
The basic steps are as outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Ready.gov Web site.
|Step One: Be Informed About What Might Happen
Step Two: Make A Plan
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance:
- How you will contact one another?
- How you will get back together?
- What you will do in different situations?
- Texans with Special Needs
Step Three: Get a Kit of Emergency Supplies
These supplies should include:
- Battery-powered radio or hand crank radio and NOAA weather radio with tone alert and extra batteries
- Filter mask - to help filter the air
- First Aid kit
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food per person
- Garbage bags and plastic ties - for personal sanitation
- Manual can opener - for canned goods
- Moist Towelettes - for sanitation
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape - to shelter-in-place
- Unique family needs - such as medications or baby needs
- Water - one gallon per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation
- Whistle to signal for help
- Wrench or pliers - to turn off utilities
Step Four: Get Involved in Preparing Your Community
For more emergency preparedness information, please contact the The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch