Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives
every year. Disasters have long-lasting
effects, both to people and property. If
a disaster occurs in our community, local government and disaster-relief
organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready to help yourself
and your family members.
responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus
their efforts elsewhere. You should know how to respond to severe weather or
any disaster that could occur in your area—hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme
cold, flooding, or terrorism. You should also be ready to be self-sufficient
for at least three days. This might mean providing your own shelter, first aid,
food, water, and sanitation.
To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in an easy-to-carry container such as a duffel bag.
A basic emergency supply kit should include the following items:
If you have questions related to basic emergency preparedness, please contact SEKMCHD's Regional Public Health Preparedness Coordinator.
Susan Belt, MT(ASCP)
Regional Public Health Preparedness Coordinator
Cell: (785) 640-3633
Email: [email protected]
411 North Washington
Iola, KS 66749
301 South Vine Street
Garnett, KS 66032
524 S Lowman
Fort Scott, KS 66701
120 West Rutledge Street
Yates Center, KS 66783