Hurricane season is upon us, now through the end of November. Stay smart and stay safe by preparing yourself and your family for a potential disaster.
Below are some of the top hurricane preparedness tips to help you weather a storm:
- Create an evacuation plan
- Build an emergency kit:
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
- Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
- Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air), plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
3. Ensure access to radio broadcasts for information and updates
4. Protect windows with storm shutters or plywood (and store all unsecured outdoor items from blowing away)
5. Be informed and ready (Learn your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan evacuation routes or locations of nearby shelters. Register family members with special needs or requirements and make a plan for your pets.)
6. The Red Cross Emergency App can help provide guidance on what to do before, during and after hurricanes (redcross.org/apps).
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Did you know that June is the start of hurricane season? Plan ahead and be prepared.
Here’s a good site from the EPA with tips on how to stay ahead of natural disasters: https://www.epa.gov/naturaldisasters
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Did you know air pollution can affect heart health by triggering heart attacks or even strokes? Or that 1 in 3 Americans has heart disease which can be worsened by air pollution?
Help yourself and those around you by checking the air quality where you live. Air Quality Index basics can be found at http://cfpub.epa.gov/airnow/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi.
February is American Heart Month. “Be smart & protect your heart.” http://www.epa.gov/air-research/healthy-heart-toolkit
Your new online video tutorial demonstrating the features of your ECATTS Site Administration area is now available! We are continuing to develop additional tutorials to help you navigate the area when completing your tasks. These short videos will demonstrate how to locate and modify user accounts, how to update base contact information, how to add training taken externally to the database, view contractor and contract information, add notices to your site, review training available to users at your base, and how to access reports.
Log into your NAVFAC ECATTS site and visit your Admin section to view it now. And be on the lookout for more to come!
If you haven’t had a chance to read yours yet, here’s your chance. You can check them both out right now from our site: