DESIGNATED PRIMARY EMERGENCY SHELTER. Do not go to
the High School unless an emergency has been declared by the
Emergency Phone Numbers
If you have an emergency, call 911.The additional numbers are for
information only and may not be available to the public during a
Red Hook Police
Tune into the following radio stations for disaster information
regarding road conditions, shelter information as well as additional
disaster related news.
If your phone is serviced by your TV cable company you will not have any phone service. If you have a cell phone make sure that it is fully charged at all times. You can charge your cell phone in your car providing you have a phone charger for your car.
It is important to have a battery operated, or better yet, a hand crank portable radio as part of
your emergency kit. Keep an extra set of batteries for all portable electronic items including any
medical devices on hand.
Keep important names, phone numbers and medical information
with you at all times, including:
List of important prescriptions
Even if you do not need family records during an evacuation, you must prevent them from being
destroyed by a disaster. Such records are difficult to replace and may delay an insurance claim or
other important matters. Keep these records in a waterproof, fireproof, portable container:
Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
Passports, social security cards and immunization records
Credit card account numbers and companies Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
Names, addresses and phone numbers of friends, neighbors and family members are very
Write down your address and list the nearest cross streets. Make sure you include your house
number or apartment number. This will make it easier for people trying to rescue you. Keep this
information in a sealed plastic bag and attach it to your refrigerator for easy access in case of
Think about your neighbors. Determine how you could help neighbors who have special needs,
such as elderly or disabled persons.
Prepare Your Emergency Kits!
Review the following checklist and gather the supplies that are listed. You may need them if
your family is evacuated or confined at home. Place the supplies you'd most likely need for an
evacuation in an easy-to-carry container.
To handle a lengthy stay in a shelter, you should have a 2-week supply of the following items:
water, food, sanitation supplies, and any special foods or medicines needed by family members,
such as insulin, heart tablets, diabetic foods or baby foods.
To make your stay in a shelter more comfortable, you will need to take some supplies from
home: bedding (sleeping bags), extra clothing, cooking and eating utensils as well as general
emergency tools and rain gear. First Aid Kit
Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. To protect active ingredients
in prescription medications, ask your physician or pharmacist about storing them. Assemble a
first aid kit for your home and one for each car. Keep items in your kit stored in air-tight plastic
A first aid kit should include:
Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape Triangular bandages
Tongue depressors Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Assorted sizes of safety pins Cleansing agent or soap
Non-prescription drugs such as aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever,
anti-diarrhea medication, antacid (for stomach upset)
To be ready for a disaster, you need to stock six basics in your home: water, food, first aid
supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Keep the items
that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container such as a
large, covered trash container, a camping backpack or a duffle bag.
You should keep a 2-week supply of non-perishable food for shelter use. Since gas or electricity
could be off during an emergency, select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or
cooking and little or no water. Rotate this food with newly purchased food supplies to ensure
Since gas or electricity could be off during an emergency, stock food that needs little or no
cooking. If you must heat food, pack a can of Sterno. If a food item requires refrigeration once it
has been opened, make sure it is packaged in small containers so you will be able to consume
what you have opened. Foods that are packaged in one meal sizes are convenient for this
purpose. If there is snow on the ground and you have a cooler, you can add snow to the cooler
and pack your food in it. This only works at temperatures below 32 F or 0 Celsius.
Make sure you purchase foods that you and your family like, as well as foods that have a long
shelf-life. You should also select foods that require little or no water for preparation. Because
they contain water substitutes, canned fruit, vegetables and fruit juices are excellent choices. Clothing and Bedding
Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person. Remember that air
conditioners might be out; make sure your clothing is appropriate for high temperatures.
The following items are necessary for a stay at a shelter:
Rain gear Blankets or sleeping bags
Entertainment (Don't laugh.)
Emergencies that involve power outages as well as unforeseen problems add tremendous stress
to families and individuals. Board games, reading material, a deck of cards and puzzle books
can do a lot to reduce the anxiety level during a disaster. Story telling can also be a stress reliever
especially in a limited shelter environment.
NEVER USE A PORTABLE GENERATOR IN YOUR HOUSE OR
Deadly carbon monoxide fumes are given off by the exhaust while your
generator is running. Keep your generator properly maintained and do not store it or gasoline in
your house as this poses a fire hazard. If you do not have a crossover panel installed in your
house, shut off the main breaker to the house. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or
death to those trying to restore service.
Tools and Supplies
Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
Emergency preparedness manual Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
Small storage containers Aluminum foil
Special Items for Adults
Heart and high blood pressure medication
Toilet paper, towelettes, soap, liquid detergent
Feminine supplies Disposable diapers
Plastic garbage bags and ties (for sanitation uses)
Household chlorine bleach (without scent)
Guidelines for Emergency Household Pet Care Although most states allow trained service dogs in emergency shelters, other pets are not allowed due to public health and safety reasons; therefore plan ahead for pet security. Advance planning is essential. It could save a pet's life and ease the pet owner's concerns during an emergency.
Is Your Pet Ready To Travel With You In An Emergency?
If the pets will be traveling, acquire a pet carrier (portable kennel) or crate for each house
pet. These carriers should be large enough for the pet to stand up and turn around in.
Take time to familiarize the pet with the portable kennel. This can be a difficult
experience. Kennel tops and bottoms can be separated to make a pet's bed. This helps them adjust to the kennel.
Be sure the pet's vaccinations are up to date. This is especially important for pets that will
be boarded. Most boarding facilities require proof of current rabies and distemper vaccinations.
Be sure the pet wears a properly fitted collar with a current license (identification) and
rabies tags at all times. Get a leash to have on hand to maintain control of the pet.
Acquire ample quantities of pet food and kitty litter when purchasing other disaster
Acquire plenty of newspaper, plastic bags, cleanser and disinfectants to properly handle
Dramamine sickness pills might be needed. Dramamine is a non-prescription drug.
Administer 1 mg. per pound of the weight of your pet given every 12 hours. Ask your veterinarian if you have any questions.
Bring special medications with instructions on proper dosage and administration.
If Your Pet Stays At Home
If the pet must be left behind when the home is evacuated during the storm, remember:
Prepare an area for the pet to use inside the house away from windows, such as a utility
room, garage, bathroom or other tiled area which can be easily cleaned.
Bring the pet indoors well ahead of the disaster. Do not leave any pet outside or tied up
Provide access to high places, such as counter tops, in case flooding occurs.
Leave only dry-type foods that are relatively unpalatable to prevent overeating. Use
Do not leave any treat-type vitamins or mineral supplements; overeating of these may
cause salt poisoning if too much is consumed.
Birds must eat daily to survive. Use special food dispensers if you must leave them
Water for pets should be left in bathtubs or other sturdy containers that will not spill.
If animals are on special diets and medications, consult a veterinarian.
Never leave a cat with a dog, even if the two are normally friendly.
Confine and keep small pets (birds, hamsters, etc.) away from cats and dogs.
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