Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.
Get A Kit
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. In addition, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days.
The following items are recommended for a basic emergency supply kit:
Click here to learn about additional items to consider adding to an emergency supply kit.
Print a kit supply list
Make a Plan
As you prepare for an emergency, consider all the strategies, services, devices, tools and techniques you use to live with a disability on a daily basis. Keep in mind that you may need medications, durable medical equipment, consumable medical supplies, your service animal, assistive technology, communications tools, disability service providers, accessible housing, transportation and health-related items.
Print and fill out this Emergency Planning Kit for Ohioans who have daily functioning needs. You can use it for when you need to take shelter at home or when you have to travel to a shelter location.
For further details go here
From the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness at www.fema.gov/areyouready
From the Red Cross:
Disaster Services at www.redcross.org
From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:
Be Ready at http://ready.gov/
Phone: 419-352-8402 ext. 3267
Federal Emergency Management Agency
US Fire Administration
Department of Commerce
US Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Energy
US Deptartment of Agriculture
US Department of Justice
US Department of the Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
US Postal Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
US Geological Survey
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
American Red Cross
National Fire Protection Association
Institute for Business and Home Saftey
Humane Society of the United States