Lily Lake Summerhaven Association Emergency Preparedness

Rev. 10-Apr-08

March 29, 2008 Slide Show
Before a Disaster Strikes
Grab-and-Go Kit
Home Preparations
Pet Preparations
Additional Links

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March 29, 2008 Slide Show

On March 29, 2008, Linda Botts, Coordinator of the Southeast Wisconsin Citizen Corps, and Laurl Borst from the Red Cross presented a slide show overview of emergency preparedness. Below are the main points covered in the slide show:

Southeast Wisconsin Citizen Corps Council & the American Red Cross: Preparing Makes Sense - Get Ready Now
Keeping yourself, your family, and your community safe. This is about what YOU can do. In the case of a widespread disaster, there may not be someone available to come and help.

What do you need to know?

Hazards in Kenosha County...

Natural weather events:
Other hazards:
How will you be notified?
Depending on the emergency, you may be notified in different ways:

How to prepare...

Know your response options:
The only two options you have are to:
- Shelter in place
- Evacuate

Plan ahead:

How the county prepares

Office of Emergency Management (2 people in Kenosha)
MISSION: to lessen the loss of life and reduce injuries and property damage during natural and technological  incidents/events through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
First responders:
Southeast Wisconsin Citizen Corps Council and American Red Cross:
It's important to build a sense of community because 911 may not be there for you in a large-scale event. YOU will have to fill local needs.

Citizen Corps: 5 programs

How you can become involved:

For more information

American Red Cross
262-554-9997 (Racine)
Direct line to the Milwaukee office: 1-800-236-8680. There is also an 800 number to the national office.
NOTE: The Red Cross is not a first responder. The Red Cross comes in after the initial response team has assessed needs.

Southeast Wisconsin Citizen Corps

Kenosha County Emergency Management


Before a Disaster Strikes

Before a disaster strikes:


Grab-and-Go Kit

If you have to evacuate, here are some of the things you ought to have in a "grab and go" kit:


Home Preparations

If the emergency allows you to stay at home but cuts you off from the world for several days, here are some of the things to have in place to survive until help arrives:


Pet Preparations

If you have pets, you will need to care for them in an emergency. Here are some of the things to have in place for their well-being:
If you have to evacuate and leave your pets behind:
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Additional Links

Pandemic flu: Check out the following links for updates on vaccines, masks, and trials in human subjects:


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