Everyone needs to plan for any potential disasters. Those of us with special someone's need to plan even more intently. Below is some information to consider:
1. Basic Emergency Supply Kit
. One gallon of water per person, per day and food that won't spoil, like canned goods. Include a manual can opener.
· Emergency tools such as a battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
· First aid kit that includes a list of any allergies and contact lenses or an extra pair of glasses.
· At least a three- to five-day supply of medications.
· Sanitation supplies including: toilet paper, soap, plastic garbage bags and personal hygiene supplies.
· A change of clothing, footwear and blanket, pillow or sleeping bag.
· Extra set of car keys; cash in small denominations or traveler's checks.
· Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members such as disposable diapers, baby food, walkers, canes or familiar comfort items.
· Personal entertainment, such as cards, handheld video games with extra batteries, books
2. Special considerations for Supply Kit.
If you or someone in your home has a disability, please be sure to include the following in your Supply Kit.
. Extra eye glasses
Hearing aid/wheelchair/oxygen batteries
List of prescription meds, including dosage, allergy information
3 day supply of all medications/Medical supplies/
Contact information for pharmacy/MD/Medical Supply providers
Copies of all insurance information/other important documents.
List of all serial/model numbers for medical
Battery operated radio/batteries
3. Dominion Power Outages:
Customers with breathing devices powered by electricity must fill out a form and have a doctor certify their condition. Return the form to Dominion and your name gets on a list to receive a call any time Dominion is aware of a major storm that could cause extensive outages.
The advance call gives you time to prepare backup systems or contact a friend or family for emergency arrangements during the power outage. You can find the form on Dominion's website.
4. Emergency Shelters:
Schools are designated as emergency shelters, starting with High Schools. Bring your emergency supply kit
5. Local Red Cross numbers
420 East Cary Street
Richmond VA 23219
Primary Contact: Sana Khalid, Volunteer Services
Secondary Contact: Peter VonDerLippe, The Language Bank
Phone- 804-343-2090 Interpreters
6. Additional Information