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Emergency Preparedness - Be Ready to Shelter in Place

Be Ready to Evacuate

  • Identify two emergency exits in case one is blocked, and pick a spot outside the home where members of the household should meet.
  • Prepare family contact plan.
  • Review the plan regularly with family members.
  • Turn on battery operated or wind-up radio for emergency information.  Emergency alerting system radio stations: WKDN – 106.9 FM, WBZC – 88.9 FM, WFPG – 96.9 FM, WWJZ – 640AM
  • Attempt to call Samaritan at 1-800-229-8183 or any phone problems call 1-866-771-7084 for status update.
  • A Samaritan Representative will attempt to contact you; if you require immediate assistance, contact 911.
  • You should try to make arrangements to be self sufficient for up to 72 hours.  Recommendations to consider include: a supply of water (one gallon per person per day), non-perishable packaged or canned food including a non-electric can opener, prescription medications, first aid kit, flash light, batteries, cell phone.
  • Each municipality has an Emergency Management Plan.  If necessary, their representative may contact you on behalf of Samaritan Hospice.
  • Have at least ½ tank of gas in car at all times.  Keep all phones charged.
  • Prepare “Go Bag” in case of need to evacuate:
    • Important documents in water proof bag (including family contact plan)
    • Cash
    • Personal hygiene items, medications, batteries, flashlight, radio, phone
    • Warm clothing
    • Bottled water and non-perishable food (granola bars)
    • First aid kit