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Emergency Preparedness

posted Jan 6, 2017, 9:29 AM by Rebekah Folsom   [ updated Jan 6, 2017, 9:39 AM ]
How long did it take everyone in your family to get home in the December snowstorm?

The recent snowstorm resulted in abandoned cars and hours of travel for many to get home. It's a good reminder to increase preparedness for your family!

Where were you today at 10am? 2pm?

If a major earthquake happened at those times, you could not drive, and public transportation was down, how long would it have taken you to get back to the school to pick up your child(ren)?

How long would it have taken you to walk from school to home?

Would you have basic supplies such as water, food, warmth, light on hand?

The PTSA Safety Committee and Winterhaven School has partnered to do their best to stockpile supplies for survival needs: first aid, water, food*, shelter and sanitation for students for at least 24 hours. Have you prepared? Ideally, you have a basic emergency travel pack in your car(s), workplace, or home (or all three!). Now that we are through the holidays, please take a little time to think about your needs and plan for your family. 

In the school information packet at the beginning of the year, there was a family emergency planning form to help you think through a family plan.  Are your supplies ready too?


*NOTE: emergency food at school contains no nuts. If your child has a food allergy that is life threatening or creates severe health consequences, and you want to talk about your child’s food needs in an emergency, please contact  the Safety Committee chair, Amy Rees at kateamy@comcast.net.  

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