Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

Losing a home to a tornado, fire, or flood can be a disaster for a family. But losing that home and the lives of loved ones inside can be a heartbreak that never ends. More often than not, families who avoid serious injuries and loss of life in such disasters are those which have prepared ahead of time. For this reason, the City of Broken Arrow is providing this collection of information that can help you do just that. There are links from this page to pamphlets published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross.

Also, more and more homeowners in this part of the state are building storm shelters or safe rooms for their homes. It's extremely important that City officials know where these facilities are located. If there is storm damage to your neighborhood, rescue workers will know where to look in case debris is covering the home or shelter. You may register your storm shelter or safe room with the City of Broken Arrow (at no cost). Click here for the form.

Here are brief descriptions of the material available:

Helping children cope with disaster -- Ways you can help your children deal with disasters. (PDF, 99 KB)
Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book -- Several pages for children to color in, along with tips that might help save their lives. (PDF, 1.64 MB)
Emergency Preparedness Checklist -- You may think you're prepared, but there are always little things that can help even more. (PDF, 109 KB)
Family Disaster Plan -- Sit down with your children and go over some ideas that have proven to save lives, then develop your own plan for a fire, tornado, etc. (PDF, 279 KB)
Family Disaster Supplies List -- Many of these items you might already have. But take a look at what the experts recommend. (PDF, 165 KB)
Food & Water in a Disaster -- You don't have to make a last-minute rush with everyone else to the food stores. (PDF, 355 KB)

Source: http://www.brokenarrowok.gov/

Bill Whitescarver
Broker Associate

1 comment:

Lynn Cearley Clay Eager said...

Thanks, Bill.....timely and needed!!


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