Yes/No 1. Do your family members know how to keep themselves safe in a disaster?
Yes/No 2. Do you have a Grab ‘n Go kit for each member of your family?
Yes/No 3. Does your family have a REUNION PLAN in case you are separated during a disaster?
Yes/No 4. Do you know what plans your children's or grandchildren’s schools have developed for protection during disasters?
Yes/No 5. Do you have at least 7 days of drinking water (7 gallons or 31.5 litres per person) safely stored for your family?
Yes/No 6. Have you collected and stored emergency supplies to provide for your family for an extended period of time?
Yes/No 7. Have you conducted a Home Hazard Hunt?
Yes/No 8. Do you have the means to prepare meals if the power is out for an extended period of time?
Yes/No 9. Does each member of your family know how to turn off home utilities such as water, gas and electricity?
Yes/No 10. In a sudden power outage, could you quickly locate a flashlight or have you purchased home power failure lights?
Yes/No 11. Do you have a basic First Aid Kit?
Yes/No 12. Do you know where your local Emergency Reception Centre is located?
Yes/No 13. Have you determined how you will signal for assistance, if a disaster strikes?
Yes/No 14. Is your workplace prepared in the event of a major disaster?
How Did You Do?
• 14 out of 14 yes answers - Congratulations!
• 10 – 13 yes answers - A little more work to do here
• 7 – 9 yes answers - You are halfway there
• 4 – 6 yes answers - This weekend would be a good time to continue preparing
• 0 – 3 yes answers - Please get started now
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, now is the time to act.
Today is the Tomorrow that you worried about Yesterday
* From the Cowichan Valley Emergency Preparedness Workbook found at http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/documents/Public%20Safety%20Services/Emergency%20Preparedness/CVEPWorkbook.PDF
From a 50 Something, soon to be rural homesteading, Prepper ;-}