Disaster Assistance Help from FEMA from Hurricane Sandy
If you sustained any losses or damage from Hurricane Sandy you may be
eligible for disaster aid.
You can call to Apply: 1-800-621-FEMA(3362)
Red Cross Mobile Apps - First Aid by American Red Cross
The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for i Phone and Andriod devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
Link to site and video http://www.redcross.org/FirstAidApp
National Severe Weather Preparedness
Severe Weather affects everyone, Know Your Risk, Take Action, Be an Example
• This year, the week of April 22 will mark the first National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
• The goal of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to inform the public about the severe weather hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to take action. These actions can be used to save lives anywhere - at home, in schools, and in the workplace before tornadoes and severe thunderstorms strike.
Know your risk
Each year, many people are killed or seriously injured by tornadoes and other types of severe weather, despite advance warning. In 2011, there were more than 1,000 weather-related fatalities and more than 8,000 injuries.
• Every state in the U.S. has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, so everyone is exposed to some degree of risk.
• Because severe weather knows no boundaries and affects every individual we’re calling on people across Gloucester City to be a force of nature in their homes and businesses to prepare for severe weather.
The Gloucester City Office of Emergency Management, FEMA and NOAA are just one part of the emergency management system that works to prepare and respond to disaster. A key member of the team is YOU. That is why we are encouraging everyone to do their part and prepare now, so that you know what do when severe weather strikes.
• This year, we ask you to be force of nature by taking the pledge to prepare at www.ready.gov/severeweather
• When you pledge to prepare, you will take the first step to making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather. These include developing a family communications plan, putting an emergency kit together, keeping important papers and valuables in a safe place, and getting involved. Visit www.ready.gov/severeweather for more on family preparedness for severe weather.
Be an example
• Building a Weather-Ready City requires the action of all of us. Each and every person across the country has the potential to be a force of nature when it comes to weather-readiness. Studies show that individuals need to receive messages a number of ways before taking appropriate action.
• Many are more likely to act when the messages are received from a trusted source- Family, Friends, or a recognized leader.
• History teaches that a lack of awareness and preparation are common threads among all major weather threats. Knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take can save your life and others.
• During this preparedness week we ask you to be a force of nature – Know your risk, take action and be an example, by sharing what you have done, with your friends, family, coworkers, and others.
• Once you have taken action, share your story with your family and friends by creating a video and posting it to YouTube or another video sharing site, or post your story on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or any other social media site you’re on.
Need ideas for what you can do?
• Ensure you and your family know your surroundings and risk for specific weather.
• Have an emergency plan, and know what to do before severe weather strikes. Post your plan in your home where family and friends who visit can see it.
• Identify an appropriate shelter in your home, neighborhood, etc, ahead of time. Share this with your neighbor.
• Learn how to strengthen your home and property against severe weather. Pass this on to family and friends.
• Sign up for additional alerts through Camden County OEM, social media and local news. Understand local warning systems and signals and share your knowledge with your family and friends. Email these resources to your friends, post to your social media account.
• Remember, once you have taken action share your story with your family and friends. Create a YouTube video and post your story on a social media site you’re on.
• During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we emphasize the need for individuals and families to prepare emergency plans, and to know what to do before disaster strikes. More information on severe weather is available at www.weather.gov
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