The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, November 02, 2016, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 9, Image 70

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Disaster prep self-test
Would you know what to do in case of an
emergency? Are you prepared? Take this
test to see how you rate.
14. If your family had to evacuate
your home, have you identified a
meeting place? Yes __ No __
• Emergency kit
• Creating a support
• Preparing your pet
• Evacuation tips
and safety zone map
Keep this guide to help prepare for disasters
on the Oregon coast. Be ready!
15. Would you have sufficient food?
Yes __ No __
16. Would you have the means to
cook without gas or electricity? Yes
__ No __
17. Would you have sufficient water
for cooking, drinking and sanitary
needs? Yes __ No __
18. Do you have access to a 72-hour
evacuation kit? Yes __ No __
19. Would you be able to carry or
transport your kit? Yes __ No __
20. Have you established an out-of-
state contact? Yes __ No __
21. Do you have a first-aid kit in
your home and in each car? Yes __
No __
22. Do you have work gloves and
tools for minor rescue and clean-up?
Yes __ No __
23. Do you have some emergency
cash on hand? Yes __ No __
24. Do you have a means to heat
your house other than the normal -
way? Yes __ No __
25. If you need medication, do you
have extra on hand? Yes __ No __
26. Do you have a plan for toilet
facilities if there is an extended water
shortage? Yes __ No __
If you answered “no” to any of the
questions, then take another look at
your preparations and make adjust-
If an emergency lasted for 72 hours
before help was available:
1. Has your family rehearsed fire
escape routes from your home?
Yes __ No __
2. Does your family know what
to do before, during and after an
earthquake? Yes __ No __
3. Do you have heavy objects over
beds than can fall during an
earthquake? Yes __ No __
4. Do you have access to an opera-
tional flashlight in every bedroom?
Yes __ No __
5. Do you keep shoes near your bed
to protect your feet from walking on
broken glass? Yes __ No __
6. If a water line was ruptured dur-
ing an earthquake, do you know how
to shut off the main water line to your
house? Yes __ No __
7. Do you know if this water line
can be turned off by hand or a tool?
Yes __ No __
8. If you have natural gas or
propane, do you know where the main
shut-off is located? Yes __ No __
9. If you smell gas, do you know
how and would you be able to shut off
this valve? Yes __ No __
10. Do you have working smoke
alarms in the proper places to warn
you in case of fire? Yes __ No __
11. In case of a minor fire, do you
have a fire extinguisher that you know
how to use? Yes __ No __
12. Do you have duplicate keys,
copies of important papers or docu-
ments stored in a location outside
your home? Yes __ No __
13. Do you own a radio capable
of receiving emergency information?
Yes __ No __