Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
Infant, Maternal & Reproductive Health Unit
When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. By taking simple steps to prepare your family for natural or other disasters, you can help protect your loved ones and you will be able to cope better if a disaster does occur.
KNOW – what natural or other disasters could occur in your area and how to prepare for them. Know what your local evacuation routes are so that you know how to leave an area quickly. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has lots of information on preparedness. For information on pandemic flu and avian influenza, see http://www.pandemicflugov./
PLAN make an emergency plan and give family members a copy of
it. Talk with your family members so they know the potential disasters
or emergencies that could happen in your area and explain how to respond
to each of them. Select a meeting place, other than your home, for your
loved ones to meet in case it’s unsafe to return to home or you are
unable to. Make sure you designate an emergency check-in contact and
teach your children the phone number for this contact. This is important
in case you get separated during a disaster!
PACK – emergency supplies in your home to meet your needs for three days. Always keep all of your important documentation together, in one place, in case you have to “grab and go” during an evacuation.
Hurricane season can be a very stressful time for all Floridians. To help reduce your stress, and aid in the preparation for a hurricane, a list of helpful suggestions has been provided. The more prepared you are the more comfortable and safe you will be.