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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Shelter in an Emergency

We don't often think about what we would need for shelter in an emergency, and that is part of the problem.  Most of the thought about this needs to happen BEFORE an emergency!   Check out the Stake Newsletter this month for information about how to:

1. Prepare your home for an emergency

2. Prepare your family for an emergency

3. Think about what you would do to shelter in place

One of the main things you need to do before facing a problem is learn how to turn off your gas, electricity and water.  Make sure to have instructions taped to the shut off locations, as well as any tools.  You can find information from FEMA here:

FEMA Safety Skills

You should also know basics for preparing  your home for an earthquake.  Learn more here:

Make sure your family and your home are ready for whatever may come our way!  Let's get ready together!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Communcation in an Emergency

 In a time of emergency, being able to communicate with your loved ones, and to know the status of the situation in your area are very important.   This month the  focus is on preparing to communicate in an emergency.

1. For a  personal emergency, it will be important to have a Family Communication plan in place.  At a minimum, talk with your family about WHAT to do if an emergency happens, WHO to call, and WHERE to go.  

2. In a local emergency, our Wards and Stake are arranged into Blocks with volunteer Block Captains.  You can report your status to the Block Captain on your block, and they will communicate your status to your Bishop and the Stake Presidency.

*If you do not know who your Block Captain is, or have an Emergency Packet with home tags and other information, please contact your Ward Emergency Leader or Elder's Quorum President.

3. In times of wide-spread emergency, our local Block system and Critical Care Unit at the Stake Center will be a hub for information and help.

Please reference the monthly newsletter below for information and goals for the month.

You can go here to download 

This month, ensure your family is ready to communicate in any emergency situation.  You will have immeasurable peace of mind after you prepare.