We don’t often think about how an emergency situation could really challenge a senior. Michele Clock, Communications Officer at The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services, gives us powerful advice on how to better prepare for any emergency. These tips could save a life!
Inspired by true events. Follow a new hire at a long-term care facility as she and her staff deal with a major storm that causes a week-long power outage.
This video was developed to be an educational tool for in-service staff training on emergency preparedness specific to long-term care facilities. Major points include; preparation, sheltering in place and evacuation.
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Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
Grant funding for this video provide by The Office of Assistant Secretary For Preparedness
In this video I go over some basic items that would be good to consider when stocking up on supplies. I do not want to go into detail of what to get or how much to get but I want to instead touch on some ideas that may not be so obvious. Presented here are some high value, low cost, equipment and supplies that may be overlooked.
Be prepared for tornado, floods, fires, riots, unrest and financial collapse . Pastor Darby goes in deep detail to give you the best chance at surviving a disaster. Please share with friends and family.
Lessons Learned From Superstorm Sandy. A little storm history and a few things I learned about prepping, during and after the hurricane.
Q. Would you be prepared if any 3 or 4 of these things happened. (It made me think about my state of preparedness) Since they all happened at once.
1 Neighborhoods were completely homeless.
2 People had no place to go.
3 People had no power.
4 Many vehicles were under water.
5 People were waiting in gas lines only to find gas rationing at the stations.
6 Relief help was nonexistent. The Federal Emergency Management Agency promised to get to victims as soon as possible. The Red Cross was delayed in giving help.
7 People were caught without shoes and had very little warm clothing.
8 Older people trapped in high-rise apartments with no power in the dark could not leave because of electrical wires broken and the threat of electrocution.
9 Subways, buses and public transportation were all shut down.
10 People were walking to get food and supplies.
11 Some had no cash and could not use their credit cards.
12 There was no potable drinking water, because it was contaminated.
13 There was a shortage of food in the grocery stores.
14 People with food stamp cards could not use them because the grocery stores were accepting only cash due to the lack of power to run the cash registers.
15 People were afraid of looters, so some stayed behind to protect their property.
16 Some people watched helplessly as their neighbors were killed or drowned.
17 Many people had to be rescued from their homes.
18 There was only spotty cellphone service and nowhere to charge the cellphones.
19 Some people were told that they could not return to their homes because of the extensive damage and contamination.
20 People who did return reported that the water had ruined everything. Some people’s belongings had been looted. Crime was overwhelming and no help came.
21 Insurance companies were overwhelmed.
22 People’s work schedules were completely disrupted. Even getting to work was a huge problem.
23 Many pets were lost, displaced, roaming free or killed.