112th Precinct Community Council

Happy Valentine's Day

Mar 19, 2006

Happy Valentine?’s Day
By Heidi Harrison Chain

I hope everyone had a happy valentine?’s day. Please let your friends and family know that you care about them. In addition, to candy, flowers, other presents-- please make sure that they have a flashlight, a portable radio, batteries.
Do you have an extra flashlight at work? Recently at my office my employer distributed flashlights to everyone.
For your friends and family?— see if they have the basic supplies in their home and if not help them get what they need.
The NYC Office of Emergency Management web site indicates that everyone should have the following items in their home or apartment: the Household Emergency Supply Kit
Should you lose utilities, or conditions outside prevent you from leaving home, make sure you have enough supplies to survive on your own for up to three days. Essentials include: One gallon of drinking water per person per day, Non-perishable food and a manual can opener, A first aid kit, A flashlight and batteries, A battery-operated radio and A telephone that does not require electricity

The OEM website also has the items that should go in your go ?–bag and that of the rest of your family. Do you all have your go bag ready? What about at work?
The OEM website suggests that: Every member of your household should pack a "Go Bag," a lightweight, portable collection of items to take with you if you have to leave in a hurry. Include the following items: Photo IDs and copies of insurance and other important documents, Extra sets of house and car keys , Bottled water and non-perishable food
Flashlight, battery-operated radio and batteries, Comfortable shoes, mylar blanket and lightweight rain poncho; a First aid kit and necessary medications.

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