Friday, November 22, 2013

Thinking About Family During the Holidays

The holiday season for many is filled with family time.  Consider taking a moment to discuss personal and family preparedness, encourage family members to create a plan, and share tips on being prepared for an emergency.  Use the time you have together to designate an out of town contact for all family members to report.  Also discuss preparing an emergency kit with food, water, and supplies that will last for at least 72 hours.  For a full list of supplies visit

Friday, November 15, 2013

Safe and Well

The devastation in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan should serve as a reminder of the damage and destruction that natural disasters can cause.  News reports detail the struggles of many to locate loved ones and with evacuations and the death toll rising the situation seems dire.  The American Red Cross has an online registration program that allows individuals that have access to a computer and the internet to register and leave a detailed message.  Friends and family can then search the Safe and Well website with the person’s contact information.   Visit for more information.