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Occidental Emergency Preparedness

OEP is a team of community volunteers dedicated to being prepared for emergencies and helping others by educating and cooperating.

 

 

Minimum and Maximum Preparation

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OEP is a team of community volunteers dedicated to being prepared for emergencies and helping others by educating and cooperating.

In case of Power Outages it is wise to prepare for a week or two.
Minimum Preparation:

  • Non-perishable Food
  • Water - potable and toilet flushing

Maximum preparation would include a generator and fuel to pump well water, keep a refrigerator going, as well as having camping equipment.
In case of earthquake, flood or fire, it is wise to keep:

  • Shoes and Flashlight by your bedfire
  • Ready to Go Survival Kit in your car
  • Ready to Stay Supplies stored at home
  • Important Documents safe
  • Plan for family and pets - Exit Routes, meeting place in and out of town
  • Radio - KOWS 107.3 FM, KZST 100.1 FM, KSRO 1350 AM
  • Wrench near shutoff valves for gas or propane tank

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Volunteer with OEP

P.O. Box 1167, Occidental, CA 95465
707.874.3784 - Candi Penn
Email: occidentalemergency@yahoogroups.com (join us!)
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/occidentalemergency/

Sheltor Options TBA: Occidental Center for the Arts
http://www.occidental-ca.org/oep.html

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The Basics

FOOD
Store non-perishables (with a can opener) securely from pests and water.
Peanut butter, tuna, dried foods, energy bars, nuts, canned fruit, rice, beans
oatmeal, pasta and sauce if you have cooking capability (camp stove, etc.)
Pet food.

WATER
Provide 1 gallon per person per day

Disinfect one gallon of water with 8 drops bleach for 30 minutes.
Purification tablets
Filter mechanism

Supply of water for flushing. Use bucket and pour into toilet.
Consider installing 5-10K gallon storage tank with connections for fire department.

FLASHLIGHTS
Keep in various locations in the home and vehicles. Solar, battery-operated, crank, shake,
and waterproof models are available.

SURVIVAL KIT
Ready to Go in a backpack or duffle bag:

Food and water (purification tabs)
Clothes and shoes, raincoat (garbage bag)
Personal hygiene items - soap, toothpaste/brush, comb/brush
First Aid items - bandaids, antibiotic & anti-itch creams, scissors, tweezers,
pain medication (Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen), sani-wipes.
Emergency blanket
Personal ID, photo, and family contact info (keep updated)
Radio
Flashlight
Pocket knife, multi-tool (ie. Leatherman)
Gloves
Rope
Lighter/matches
Whistle
Cash

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Survival Skills

    Plan what to do and where to go in case of emergencies:

    House fire, wildfire, (drop & roll, leave a burning building safely)
    Earthquake (duck and cover, family meeting place)
    Health emergency or serious injury
    Shelter in place

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Supplies:

Ready to Stay - store outside home if possible, in garage, shed, cupboard:

Food and water (purification tabs, bleach or filter)
Cash
Utensils - plates, cups
Flashlight, camp light
Clothing - warm jackets, shoes/socks, rain gear
Bedding - blankets, sleeping bags, pillows
Tent, tarp
Propane stove & fuel
Tools & equipment: Hammer, knife, screwdriver, pliers, candles, pen/paper
garbage bags, duct tape, wrench for gas/propane shut-off, rope, work
gloves, dust masks, fire extinguisher, shovel
First Aid kit - including tweezers, alcohol wipes, peroxide
Personal hygiene items - soap, toothpaste/brush, brush, comb, feminine products, toilet paper
Keys - extra set
Eyeglasses - extra pair
Medications

Kits available from retailers: 5 gal bucket - full of supplies, first aid kits
Trash can or plastic tub for storage of supplies

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Documents:

Keep in a safe place - waterproof, fireproof, portable.
Copies of important papers:

Driver's license/ID
Property deeds
Birth certificates
Insurance documents - home, auto, life
Phone numbers of relatives and friends
Medical information
Photos of family members
Pet records

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Exit Routes:

EXIT ROUTES from Occidental DOWNLOAD MAP

Map - Bohemian Hwy. to Monte Rio or Freestone/Bodega
Graton Road
Occidental Road
Coleman Valley Road
Bittner/Joy Road

Plan with your family where to meet - in and out of town

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Radio:

Remain calm and listen for instructions

Solar, battery operated and hand crank models are recommended
Keep extra batteries on hand

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Information Services:

Occidental Fire Department
911 emergency/707.874.3800

Occidental Area Health Center
707.874.2444
http://www.wchealth.org

Sonoma County Red Cross
http://www.sonomacounty.redcross.org

Sonoma County
http://www.sonoma-county.org/des/disaster-kits.htm

Santa Rosa COPE Program
http://www.cope.srcity.org

CA Offices of Emergency Services
http://www.oes.ca.gov

U.S. Geological Survey
http://www.earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/prepare.html

Sebastopol CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
Sebastopol Fire Department 707.823.8061 - $50 courses available

PG & E - Natural Disaster Safety
http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/naturaldisaster/

Home Safety Council - Disaster Preparedness
http://www.homesafetycouncil.org

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
http://www.72hours.org

Emergency Shelter Options for Occidental TBA
Occidental Community Center
St. Philips Church
Union Hotel Ballroom
Salmon Creek School
Alliance Redwoods, Westminster Woods and CYO Camps

 

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Occidental Community Council