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Public Information Statement

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST MON FEB 01 2016

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE WEEK OF
FEBRUARY 1-5 IN GEORGIA. EACH DAY THIS WEEK WE WILL DISCUSS A
DIFFERENT WEATHER SAFETY TOPIC. TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS FAMILY
PREPAREDNESS FOR ANY TYPE OF EVENT.

FAMILIES SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR ANY TYPE OF HAZARD THAT COULD AFFECT
THEIR AREA. THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS IS TO DEVELOP A FAMILY DISASTER
PLAN. HERE ARE A FEW STEPS YOUR FAMILY SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN
DEVELOPING A FAMILY DISASTER PLAN.

GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT HAZARDS. CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE IN PEACHTREE CITY... THE LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICE... OR AN AMERICAN RED CROSS CHAPTER IN YOUR AREA. FIND OUT
WHAT TYPE OF DISASTERS COULD OCCUR AND HOW TO RESPOND. ALSO... IT IS
A GOOD IDEA TO LEARN YOUR COMMUNITY WARNING SIGNALS AND EVACUATION
PLANS.

MEET WITH YOUR FAMILY TO CREATE A PLAN. DISCUSS THE INFORMATION
GATHERED. PICK TWO PLACES TO MEET: A SPOT OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME FOR
AN EMERGENCY SUCH AS A FIRE... AS WELL AS A PLACE OUTSIDE OF YOUR
NEIGHBORHOOD IN CASE YOU CAN NOT RETURN HOME. CHOOSE AN OUT OF STATE
FRIEND OR RELATIVE AS A CHECK IN CONTACT FOR EVERYONE TO CALL IF THE
FAMILY GETS SEPARATED. FINALLY... DISCUSS WHAT TO DO IF THE FAMILY IS
EVACUATED.

IMPLEMENT YOUR PLAN. POST EMERGENCY NUMBERS BY PHONES. INSTALL
SAFETY FEATURES IN YOUR HOME... SUCH AS SMOKE DETECTORS AND FIRE
EXTINGUISHERS. INSPECT YOUR HOME FOR POTENTIAL HAZARDS (SUCH AS
ITEMS THAT CAN FALL OR CATCH FIRE) AND CORRECT THEM. HAVE YOUR
FAMILY LEARN BASIC SAFETY MEASURES... SUCH AS HOW TO USE A FIRE
EXTINGUISHER... AND HOW TO TURN OFF THE WATER... GAS... AND ELECTRICITY
IN YOUR HOME. TEACH CHILDREN HOW AND WHEN TO CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL
EMERGENCY SERVICES NUMBER. KEEP ENOUGH SUPPLIES IN YOUR HOME TO MEET
YOUR NEEDS FOR AT LEAST 3 DAYS. ASSEMBLE A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT
WITH ITEMS YOU MAY NEED DURING AN EVACUATION AND STORE SUPPLIES IN
STURDY CONTAINERS. THIS KIT SHOULD INCLUDE WATER... FOOD THAT WILL
NOT SPOIL... ONE DAY OF CLOTHING...A BLANKET FOR EACH PERSON... A
FIRST AID KIT... PRESCRIPTION DRUGS... TOOLS... BATTERIES... A
FLASHLIGHT... AND SOME EXTRA MONEY. PROTECT ANY IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
IN WATER PROOF CONTAINERS.

PRACTICE AND MAINTAIN YOUR PLAN. QUIZ YOUR FAMILY TO MAKE SURE THEY
REMEMBER MEETING PLACES...PHONE NUMBERS... AND SAFETY RULES. CONDUCT
PRACTICE DRILLS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FAMILY PREPAREDNESS PLEASE
SEE WWW.READY.GEORGIA.GOV.

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