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Public Health Emergency Preparedness : FAQs-Radiation Emergency: What Preparations Can I Make for a Radiation Emergency?
 

Question

What Preparations Can I Make for a Radiation Emergency?

Answer

​Your community should have a plan in place in case of a radiation emergency.

  • Check with community leaders to learn more about the plan and possible evacuation routes.
  • Check with your child’s school, the nursing home of a family member, and your employer to see what their plans are for dealing with a radiation emergency.
  • Develop your own family emergency plan so that every family member knows what to do.
  • At home, put together an emergency kit that would be appropriate for any emergency. The kit should include the following items:
    • A flashlight with extra batteries
    • A portable radio with extra batteries
    • Bottled water
    • Canned and packaged food
    • A hand-operated can opener
    • A first-aid kit and essential prescription medications
    • Personal items such as paper towels, garbage bags, and toilet paper

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Created at 7/9/2014 8:22 AM by Webmaster
Last modified at 7/9/2014 8:22 AM by Webmaster