Emergency Preparedness

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Flooding - Arizona Emergency Information Network (azein)

"Flooding, the temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry, is the most common hazard in the United States and Arizona. Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. Flooding can cause power outages, traffic issues, damage to buildings and landslides.

Floods may develop slowly over time, or quickly with no warning as in a flash flood. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of roaring water carrying rocks, mud and other debris.

Anywhere it rains, it can flood. Be aware of flood hazards(link is external) no matter where you live or work, but especially if you are in low-lying areas, near water, behind a levee or downstream from a dam. Even small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood."

For more information check the website.

Essential Technology to Have During Natural Disasters

"Free apps and affordable gadgets can help before and after extreme weather."

"Given the frequency and intensity of natural disasters these days, chances are it’s a case of when — not if — extreme weather will affect your life.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says emergency preparedness is critical to help protect your family, your home and your belongings from a myriad of threats, such as wildfires, drought, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes."

“We encourage everyone to be prepared year-round for any disaster, hazard or climate event,” says Jaclyn Rothenberg, FEMA’s director of public affairs. “Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts and where to go if you and your family need to evacuate.” Rothenberg says this requires having an evacuation plan and practicing it often.

"Technology can play an essential role in emergency preparedness with helpful apps and gadgets to get you through a natural disaster."

For more information, check the website for this 2022 article from AARP.

Plan Ahead for Emergencies and Natural Disasters

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated.

Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Use this page to access specific information about different types of potential weather disasters, such as, extreme heat, flooding, thunder and lightning, power outages and other forms of severe weather. Then use the various resources to help you and your family prepare for these events.

This is a great resource for emergency preparedness preparation and planning.

Prepare a Go Kit - AZ Emergency Information Network (azein)

"An emergency go kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. It should be easily portable, refreshed regularly, and take into consideration the needs of everyone who may shelter or evacuate with you during an emergency. Keep items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire emergency go kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers, such as a plastic bin, camping backpack or duffel bag.

Before buying items for your go kit, check around your house to see what you already have. You may have to evacuate or shelter in place at a moment’s notice and may not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them. Plan to have your own food, water and other supplies in enough quantity to last for at least 72 hours."

For more information check the website.

American Red Cross - Extreme Heat Preparedness Checklist

Extreme Heat Safety

"Learn how to stay safe during a heat wave and how to treat heat-related illness like heat exhaustion."

An extreme heat event is a series of hot days, much hotter than average for a particular time and place. Extreme heat is deadly and kills more people than any other weather event. Climate change is making extreme heat events more frequent, more severe, and last longer. But we can take action to prepare. Prepare now to protect yourself and your loved ones."

For more information check the website.

Power Outage - Arizona Emergency Information Network (azein)

"Short-term power outages and blackouts are inconvenient. In certain circumstances, such as summertime in Arizona, power outages can be life threatening. Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. By preparing for outages in advance, you'll have a plan to use when the power goes out."

For more information check the website.

Just in Case Arizona!

Arizona Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

For many years, your state government has been working to better respond to emergencies. Now, it's time to do your part.

Work with your family to plan for emergencies. Practice your responses and be "prepared to stay" or "prepared to go" when the time comes. Remember to stay informed with the latest state emergency news at Arizona Emergency Information Network. This web site was created to provide Arizonans with real time updates during natural or human caused emergencies and disasters. For national emergency preparedness, you can visit FEMA’s web site at www.ready.gov.

Remember, your efforts now could make all the difference when it counts later. So please take the time to make your plan to stay safe – just in case, Arizona!

Go to the Arizona Emergency Information Network for more information.

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Life Line CPR & Safety Training

At Life Line we are committed to teaching CPR and safety training to people of all ages and professions in Pinal county and surrounding areas. We offer classes held at convenient locations throughout Pinal County, and can travel to your business or home for private group training

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Preparedness - National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards.

This website provides extensive information on potential hazards from electrical devices and sources. It provides excellent recommendations on how to protect your family and property from many forms of electrical hazards, including e-bikes, seasonal fire hazards, smoke alarms, home escape and lithium batteries.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans: Get Ready Now.

In the case of an emergency or a disaster, older Americans need to be prepared in advance to be sure that they have the resources, knowledge and support needed to survive. This PDF from Ready.gov addresses preparing a kit of emergency supplies, making a plan and being informed about what might happen. Download this guide and begin your preparations.

Thunderstorms - Arizona Emergency Information Network (azein)

"Thunderstorms happen year-round in Arizona, but they are most common during the monsoon (mid-June through September). In Arizona, severe thunderstorms can produce heavy rain, flash flooding, dangerous winds, hail, dust storms and lightning. Lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States."

For more information check the website.

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