Thank you for registering for the QuakeSmart Workshop on August 28 in Dorado.
Unfortunately, due to Tropical Storm Dorian (forecast to be a hurricane by Thursday) we are canceling the workshop. We will be re-scheduling the workshop and will notify you as soon as a new date is determined.
In preparation for Tropical Storm Dorian, we want to remind you that the time to prepare is now.
- Safety First – Know Your Zone
· Determine if you will remain in your home or if you need to evacuate
· Never drive into flooded roadways, Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
- Emergency Supply Kit
- Be sure to gather the following items to ensure your family's basic comfort and well-being:
o Cash – banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
o Water – at least one gallon per person per day for three to seven days, plus water for pets.
o Food – at least enough for three to seven days, including: non-perishable packaged or canned food and juices, food for infants and the elderly, snack food, non-electric can opener, vitamins, paper plates, and plastic utensils.
o Radio – battery powered NOAA weather radio with extra batteries.
o First Aid Kit -- plus medicines, prescription drugs.
o Special items -- for infants and the elderly.
o Toiletries -- hygiene items, moisture wipes, sanitizer.
o Flashlight and batteries.
o Pet care items, proper identification, immunization records, ample food and water, medicine, a carrier or cage, leash.
- Things to Know About Strengthening Your Home
- Bring loose outdoor items such as patio furniture inside. They can blow around and cause damage to your home.
- Secure all doors on your property. Remember that the garage door is usually the most vulnerable.
- Move your car inside a garage or to another elevated, secure location.
- Emergency Board-Up
· For information on temporary, emergency protection for windows and doors, click here for English and here for Spanish.
· Remember, never put tape your windows.
Finally, please stay aware of all watches and warnings for your area and always heed local officials’ instructions. For additional preparation information, please visit http://flash.org/protect.php or http://manejodeemergencias.pr.gov/huracanes/.
Sarah M. Chason