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Olmsted County Emergency Management

Captain Mike Bromberg, Director

Emergency Preparedness Tips:

 

Goal for April:  Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.

An emergency food supply doesn't have to sit on a shelf, ready for disaster to strike (although it can).  It can be part of the food you use every day.  They key to a good food storage plan is to buy ahead of time.  Replace items before they run out.  Buy items when they are on sale. A large duffle bag or plastic tub with a lid makes a great storage place for an emergency food supply.  Make sure your family, including pets, will have what they need when disaster strikes.

Tasks:

Below is a list of things that you can do to achieve your goal this month. Choose at least one, and complete it.

  • Buy a three-day emergency food supply for your household.
  • Take steps to make sure food in your refrigerator and freezer will stay safe.
  • Make sure you can meet any special dietary needs in your household.

Make a Plan: Plan what to do if you have to evacuate.

  • Choose two emergency meeting places.
  • Plan ahead for pets.
  • Take steps now to prevent damage to your home in a disaster.  Plan for tornado, flood and wildfire.
  • Know the probable disasters in your area.   
  • Talk to your family about being ready for an emergency.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

For more information on sheltering in place and preparing a Go Bag visit the do-1-thing website at, do1thing.com

Source:  Do-1-thing.com 


 

Interesting Tornado Facts:

Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 100 miles per hour.  Extreme tornadoes can reach wind speeds of over 300 miles per hour. Most tornadoes travel a few miles before exhausting themselves.  Extreme tornadoes can travel much further, sometimes over 100 miles.


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