Public Health Preparedness - take the first step and Create a Kit with emergency supplies, clothing and bedding and other optional supplies.


  Public Health Preparedness - Step #1: Create A Kit

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
These items should be included in a basic emergency supply kit:
Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
First Aid kit
Any prescription medications that your family may need
Battery powered radio
Flashlight
Extra Batteries
Can opener
Whistle to signal for help
Personal items like moist towelettes, toilet paper, and garbage bags
Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
Waterproof container for important papers
***  Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
CLOTHING AND BEDDING
What would you do if the power and heat went out? Is it cold where you live? You should pack one change of warm clothing and shoes for everyone, including:
A jacket or coat
Long pants
A long sleeve shirt
Sturdy shoes
A hat and gloves
A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
 ***Source: www.ready.gov/kids
OPTIONAL SUPPLIES
Here are some other items you might want to include. Some of these items can be dangerous, so please have a grown up collect these supplies with you.
First aid book
Rain gear
Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
Cash or traveler's checks, change
Paper towels
Fire extinguisher
Tent or plastic sheeting and duct tape to build a shelter
Compass
Paper, pencil
Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
Household chlorine bleach
Medicine dropper
A waterproof container for important family documents
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
***Source: http://www.ready.gov/kids/step1/index.html
KIDS SURVIVAL KIT
What would you want to have with you if you had to leave home during a disaster? Below are some suggestions for fun activities to pack in your backpack:
One of your favorite books, toys, and/or stuffed animals
Crayons, pencils or pens and paper
Scissors and glue
Board games
A deck of cards
A puzzle
 ***Source: http://www.ready.gov/kids/step1/index.html
After Assembling Your Kit
Put your kit somewhere where everyone can find it
Check the kits once in a while to make sure food and water are fresh and medicines are up-to-date
Remember to take your emergency supply kit with you during a disaster
***Source: Iowa Department of Public Health


Address of
Public Health office:
99 Courthouse Square
Pocahontas IA 50574

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone Number:
(712) 335-4142

Toll Free:
1 - 888-335-4142

Fax Number:
(712) 335-3581

Agency Administrator
Pat Alexander


Downloads:

Emergency Supply Checklist

Final Check
 
             

Pocahontas County Public Health encourages all citizens to be prepared!

Pocahontas County Public Health encourages all citizens to be prepared!

Pocahontas County Public Health encourages all citizens to be prepared!

Pocahontas County Public Health encourages all citizens to be prepared!