DISASTER RECOVERY

  • recovery


    RECOVERING

    from a disaster is usually a gradual process

  • SAFETY


    IMMEDIATELy

    after an emergency, safety is a primary issue

  • WELL-BEING


    MENTAL AND PHYSICAL

    well-being will continue to be a concern for some time afterward

  • PROCESS


    KNOW HOW

    to access local and national help to make the recovery process faster and less stressful

recovering


Check out the FEMA website at the Local Resource Section on page Act.16 for information on recovering from specific disasters like tornadoes, flash floods and winter weather.

FEMA Website

health and safety guidelines

  • SAFETY

    Check for injuries.

  • STAY

    Don’t try to move anyone who is seriously injured unless they are in immediate danger of death or further injury.

  • STABILIZE

    If you must move an unconscious person, first stabilize the neck and back, then call for help immediately.

SAFETY TIPS

for coping after an emergency

  • REST


    GET ENOUGH
    REST

    Be aware of exhaustion. Don’t try to do too much at once. Set priorities and pace yourself.

  • HEALTH


    STAY
    HYDRATED

    Drink plenty of clean water and eat well.

  • CLOTHES


    DRESS
    APPROPRIATELY

    Wear sturdy work boots and gloves.

  • CLEAN


    WASH YOUR
    HANDS

    When working in debris, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and clean water.

SAFETY ISSUES CREATED BY DISASTERS

  • WATCH OUT

    • Washed out roads
    • Contaminated buildings
    • Contaminated water
    • Gas leaks
    • Broken glass
    • Damaged electrical wiring
    • Slippery floors

  • INFORM LOCAL AUTHORITIES

    • Health and safety issues
    • Chemical spills
    • Downed power lines
    • Washed out roads
    • Smoldering insulation
    • Dead animals

Take the Quiz

  • Question 1

    What should you do if you must move an unconscious person?

    Correct!

    To prevent further injury, stabilize the neck and back

    Incorrect

    To prevent further injury, stabilize the neck and back

  • Your Results

    0 Correct, 0 Wrong

  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

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