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Home (disaster) preparedness

From a GMR listserv posting (US National Libraries of Medicine- Greater Midwest Region)

Hi everyone,

Do any of you stress home preparedness in your disaster planning,
especially for those staff on the response team? (We do to a point, but
probably not enough.) Do you know who has an emergency generator?
Four-wheel drive? Do you know where they live and how accessible they are
to a major road? I’m asking these questions because I heard them last
night when I attended a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) meeting
that was convened for members interested in manning our county’s 979-INFO
line, which is activated following a disaster for non life-threatening
questions.

By the way, I found this handy calculator
(http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/epr/calculator/index.html) from What If?
Colorado. You can use it to build a 72-hour home emergency preparedness
kit.

Dan

Dan Wilson, MLS
Assoc. Dir. for Collection Management & Access Services
Coordinator, NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative
University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit

 

November 16, 2010 - Posted by | Finding Aids/Directories | , , , ,

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