-- Lock your home.
-- Tell someone when you left and where you are going.
-- Choose a route away from fire hazards. Watch for changes in the speed
and direction of fire and smoke.
For complete information on how everyone can prepare themselves in the event of a disaster, including all the items that should be included in a disaster supplies kit, please visit http://www.redcross.org. Here you will find information on how to Be Red Cross Ready:
-- Get (or re-supply) a Disaster Supplies Kit
-- Make a family communication plan in case of emergency
-- Stay informed by listening to newscasts and local authorities during a
More information on specific steps you can take to protect your family and your belongings in the event of disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes is available on http://www.redcross.org.
The American Red Cross has helped people mobilize to help their
neighbors for 125 years. Last year, victims of a record 72,883 disasters,
most of them fires, turned to the nearly 1 million volunteers and 35,000
employees of the Red Cross for help and hope. Through more than 700 locally
supported chapters, more than 15 million people each year gain the skills
they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes,
communities and world. Almost 4 million people give blood-the gift of
life-through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and
blood products in the United States. The Red Cross helps thousands of U.S.
service members separated from their families by military duty stay
connected. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement, a global network of more than 180 national societies, the Red
Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people.
An average of 9
|SOURCE American Red Cross|
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