PREPARING THE PUBLIC FOR EMERGENCIES
Literature that can help the public prepare for disasters such as tornadoes and other weather emergencies, flash floods, and hazardous-materials accidents made available to Georgia residents covers many areas, including the following:
- what to do before, during, and after a tornado strikes;
- seeking safety when threatened by lightning;
- preparing Family Disaster Supply Kits;
- creating a family disaster plan;
- preparing tools and supplies, including clothing and bedding, special items (baby supplies, medications, eyeglasses, family documents, etc.), water, food, firstaid kits; and
- agencies from which additional publications relative to preparing for emer-
- gencies can be obtained.
The literature also lists the following publications related to preplanning for emergencies;
- “Tornado Protection” (TR-83B) booklet and “Emergency Preparedness Checklist” pamphlet (also available in Braille or recorded versions), available from the local civil defense or emergency management office or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, P.O. Box 70274, Washington. DC 20024. Attn: Publications; single copy requests only.
- “Tornado Safety” #82001; “Tornado Safety Tips” (wallet card in Spanish) #85005, “Lightning Safety” (wallet card) #76018. and “Thunderstorms and Lightning” #83001, available from the National Weather Service. 1325 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 427-7622.
- Basic first-aid manual, available from the local American Red Cross chapter.