Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Natural and manmade disasters strike daily around the globe leaving devastation in their wake. Whether it is a flood, a hazardous materials accident, a house fire, or an earthquake, disasters can and do happen. We cannot accurately predict when or where a disaster may strike, but we can prepare for them and mitigate the consequences should we be faced with an emergency situation.
Preparing for a disaster has real benefits. Being prepared reduces fear and anxiety for you and your family. Being prepared can reduce or eliminate damage to your home. Being prepared can reduce injuries, illness, and could even save your life.
To be prepared for a disaster you need to know what the risks are, make a plan with your family, and build an emergency supply kit. If you have children, get them involved in the planning process. With your supervision, let your children select foods and small toys that they would like in the disaster supply kit. Getting your family prepared can seem like an overwhelming task, but someday it may bring a huge reward.
Know the Risks
Make a Disaster Plan
Build an Emergency Supply Kit
Don't forget the AT&T phonebook for emergency information!
Residents and visitors to San Luis Obispo County should be aware that the full size edition of the San Luis Obispo County AT&T telephone book contains important emergency planning information. Beginning on page A30 in the October 2010 edition the AT&T telephone book also has a "First Aid and Survival Guide" beginning on page B1 which contains useful information and preparedness tips for various emergency situations.