Red Cross: How to be prepared in a disasterPosted: Updated:
Spokespersons for the Red Cross visited the KHQ newsroom Wednesday morning. They brought with them some great ideas for how to be prepared if you ever find yourself in a disaster situation.
One of the first things the Red Cross recommended is to remember your passport and birth certificate. The first reason is so that they aren't lost in the disaster. The second reason is so that you can have greater access while traveling around if you find yourself displaced.
They also recommended getting a preparation kit put together. Items to include would be a flashlight, a safety kit, blankets, coats, bottles of water, and some food.
The Red Cross also has a new feature on their website, www.redcross.org, that will help out those being evacuated and those searching for evacuated family. You can visit that website and click on the safeandwell tab. There you can register yourself, if you've been evacuated, or look for a family member that's been evacuated.
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