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Disaster preparedness San Diego SaludHEALTHinfo

... In Case of Catastrophe



...Are you READY?


...Account for everybody’s needs especially seniors, people with disabilities, children and non-English speakers. They will need to take additional precautionary measures to further reduce their exposure to risk during an emergency.

...Include your children in preparing for an emergency. Teach them how to get help and what to do wherever they are. Practice often.

...Make an information sheet of life support needs, medical conditions, medications and dosages, allergies, special equipment, medical insurance and Medicare cards, as well as personal and medical contact details. Keep this documentation with you at all times. Give a copy to each buddy. Keep a copy inside your emergency kit and update it regularly.


...In a disaster, water supplies may be cut off or contaminated. Be sure to have one gallon of drinking water per person, per day to last at least one week.Rotate water supplies every six months.

...You should treat all water of uncertain purity before using it for drinking, food preparation, or hygiene. The easiest ways to treat water are to bring it to a rolling boil 5-10 minutes or to disinfect it with regular (unscented) household bleach. Use 8 drops per gallon if the water is clear and 16 drops if it’s cloudy. Stir and leave standing for 30 minutes before use. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes.

For more information


• Red Cross:

• Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA:
www.fema.gov (click on planning & preparing)

• U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security:

• California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services:

• County of San Diego Emergency Services:


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