Emergency Preparedness For Seniors To Plan and Stay Informed
- Get An Emergency Supply Kit
- Encourage Electronic Payments for Federal benefit Recipients. The U.S Department of Treasury Recommends Two Safer Ways to get Federal Benefits:
800)333-1795 OR www.GoDirect.org (877)212-9991 OR www.USDirectExpress.com
More Information See: Disaster Preparedness For People With Disabilities; FEMA, and The Red Cross Website. http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/seniors.html
- Identify an OUT-OF TOWN CONTACT – may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
- Be Sure every member of your Family Knows the phone number and has a Cell Phone, COINS, or a Prepaid Phone Card to Call the Emergency Contact.
- Teach Family members how to use text messaging (Also Known as SMS or Short Message Service).
Subscribe to Alert Services: Local Office Of Emergency Management Web Site; Get instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about Bad weather, Road closings, Local Emergencies, etc.
- IN Determining A-Stay OR GO Situations – During circumstances and the nature of emergency, feel free to use common sense and available information, including what you are learning here, to determine if there is an immediate danger.
- Feel free to watch TV, listen to the radio or check the internet often for information or official instruction as it becomes available