Emergency Preparedness Rochester NY

Be Ready for Anything: Tips and Strategies for Emergency Preparedness

In this comprehensive post, we'll go over;

Tips & Strategies for Emergency Preparedness

We'll cover the following;

  • Creating an Emergency Evacuation Plan,
  • Making your kit,
  • Important Supplies,
  • Weather Conditions,
  • Resources

So if you've ever wondered about any of the above, you'll love this post!

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Emergency Preparedness in Rochester, NY

Although many people may not associate the Rochester, NY, area with natural disasters, the truth is that emergencies can occur unexpectedly in any location. Ensuring that you and your family are prepared is crucial for keeping everyone safe and protecting your home and belongings.

Rock Emergency not only offers restoration services but also serves as a valuable resource for emergency preparedness and response. With our guidance, you can be better equipped to handle any unexpected situation that may arise. Keep reading to make sure you can be prepared when an emergency arises!

Emergency Evacuation Plan

An Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP) is a plan created by you and your family or business administration. Depending on the emergency, the disaster plan may vary. In most cases, the plan will consist of the route everyone needs to take to get out of the home or building safely.

Next, there will be a meeting place where everyone goes once they are out. This may include a neighbor’s home, a parking lot, or another business location. For the best evacuation plan, know what types of disasters may arise in your area. For example, if you are in a commonly flooded area or in an area known for tornadoes, create an evacuation plan with those emergencies in mind.

There are other things to keep in mind aside from the exit route of an evacuation plan. There are things to prepare before evacuation (if there is time) as well as what to do during and after evacuation.

Before Evacuation

During Evacuation

After Evacuation

Emergency Preparedness Kit

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Depending on where you live, it is almost inevitable for some sort of disaster to hit. Rochester, NY is known for their lovely snowstorms, and lakefront flooding. Other areas are commonly known for tornadoes, hurricanes and extreme weather.

Having an emergency preparedness kit ready to go in the event of any of these disasters may just save a life. When making up your kit, it is important to keep in mind if there is anything unique about your family. Pets, infants, senior adults; each may require something specific. Be sure to keep that in mind.

Emergency kits should be able to be packed into one or two lightweight waterproof containers. Many people choose a duffle bag and plastic waterproof bin for their emergency supplies.

There are basic disaster supplies, and other additional supplies which may vary depending on the type of disaster. Best practice is to pack for each family member, for at least three days.

Basic Disaster Supplies

  • Clean water (1 gallon, per person, per day, for three days)
  • Food Items (non-perishables)
  • Baby items (diapers, formula)
  • Pet Items (pet food, extra water, leash, collar)
  • Radio (either battery or crank-powered)
  • Flashlights w/ extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle (to call for help)
  • Dust Masks for each person
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (used to make a shelter if necessary)
  • Toilet Paper/Moist towelettes and garbage bags
  • Wrench or Pliers
  • Manual Can opener (don’t forget this if you have canned food)
  • Local area maps
  • Cell phone with charger and extra battery pack

Additional Supplies

  • Masks and Disinfectants (soap, hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes)
  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medication (Tylenol, antacids, allergy medicine)
  • Glasses or Contacts and contact solution/container
  • Cash or Travelers Checks
  • Copies of important documents (insurance, IDs, or have them electronically stored)
  • Sleeping bag or warm blankets for each person
  • Complete change of clothes for each person, and be sure to have sturdy shoes
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, feminine products)
  • Eating utensils (mess kit, silverware, cup, plate, pot)
  • Paper and Pencil (to leave notes or pass information)
  • Games or activities for small children

** It is a good idea to have a small version of these kits available as a “to-go” bag at home, in the car, and at work**

Print out the Emergency Preparedness Checklist approved by FEMA.

Types of Severe Weather

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  • Flooding
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Snowstorms
  • Ice Storms
  • Extreme Weather
  • House Fires
  • Power Outages

How Rock Emergency Can Help!

Rock Emergency provides an array of disaster services ranging from restoration, emergency preparedness, and remediation services. All of our professionals are HAZWOPER & IICRC trained and certified

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage left behind after major flooding, hurricanes, and other forms of severe weather can cause a variety of issues. Ranging from mold to structural damage, Rock Emergency is IICRC and HAZWOPER certified and trained to manage these types of restoration projects.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

When a fire breaks out in a home or business, the aftermath of the fire can include soot and smoke damage, along with water damage from extinguishing the flames. With Rock Emergency, the structure is carefully inspected for any damage. Using air scrubbers and dehumidifiers, we can get your property back to the way it was before the fire.

Storm Damage Restoration

Any type of severe storm can cause damage. From high winds to frozen trees, Rock Emergency has seen it all. Excessive rain can cause the soil of deeply rooted trees to become soft and cause them to fall, damaging roofs and leaving a big mess.

At Rock Emergency, we acknowledge storms can be a scary time, and we are here to help near and far with roof tarping, window/door boarding, and temporary shrink-wrapping.

Emergency Power Services

After storms hit, they can often bring down power lines leaving thousands without power. Sometimes, these power outages can last a week or more, depending on the severity of the storm. Rock Emergency offers emergency power services, including A/C and Heat, to those in need using high-powered generators.

Water Pump-Out

Hurricanes and flooding often bring water to places it shouldn’t be, like your basement. Rock Emergency is equipped with several types of water extraction devices, including pumps for excessive amounts of water. Getting the water out and the space dry is a top priority to ensure no further damage to the property.

Pack-Out of Belongings

All of the storm or disaster-type events may require a pack-out of belongings. Rock Emergency will take care of your personal belongings in one of our storage facilities. If any items need to be cleaned after a fire or have been water damaged, we will work effortlessly to restore your items before we bring them back to you.

Unparalleled Property Protection

Thorough surveys are conducted of your property before the restoration process begins. Your home or business may need temporary shrink-wrap protection or roof tarping.

We do offer this solution of temporarily shielding your property while the restoration is being completed. Whether is is in Monroe County or other surrounding areas, we are available for 24/7 emergency service.

Who to Call When Disaster Strikes

Rock Emergency - (585) 413-1566 (Available 24/7 for Emergencies)

Disaster Assistance - 211

FEMA – 1-800-621-3362 http://www.fema.gov/

CDC – 1-800-232-4636 http://www.cdc.gov/

USA.gov – 1-844-872-4681 https://www.usa.gov/

American Red Cross – 1-800-733-2767 http://www.redcross.org/

Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

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