FEMA be Prepaired

Vital Records and Documents

Vital family records and other important documents such as birth and marriage certificates, social security cards, passports, wills, deeds, and financial, insurance, and immunizations records should be kept in a safe deposit box or other safe location.

Reduce Home Hazards

In a disaster, ordinary items in the home can cause injury and damage. Take these steps to reduce your risk.

Have a professional repair defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections.

Place large, heavy objects on lower shelves and hang pictures and mirrors away from beds.

Use straps or other restraints to secure tall cabinets, bookshelves, large appliances (especially water heater, furnace, and refrigerator), mirrors, shelves, large picture frames, and light fixtures to wall studs.
Repair cracks in ceilings and foundations.

Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products away from heat sources.

Place oily rags or waste in covered metal cans and dispose of them according to local regulations.

Have a professional clean and repair chimneys, flue pipes, connectors, and gas vents.

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/pfd.pdf (read full site of Instruction)

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