City of Oklahoma City
Plan ahead before a disaster strikes
Write down the following information and keep with you:
Family (list information below for each member of household)
- Name, date of birth, race and sex.
- Special needs (ex. diabetic requires insulin; hearing impaired, etc.)
- Identifying marks (ex. Birthmarks, scars, tattoos, etc.)
Common family locations
- List common places where you and your family spend the majority of your time such as work, school, daycare.
- Location name, address and phone number of each place listed.
Family Pets (Your pets are part of your family, so take time to list their information)
- List name, type of pet, gender, age, veterinarian contact information & brief description of pet.
Emergency Meeting Places (Should you and your family be separated, you need to designate a few places to meet)
- Meeting places –parks, businesses, neighbors’ homes, churches, schools.
- List at least 3 meeting places along with their addresses, phone numbers.
Emergency Numbers ( Always dial 911 first if possible, but also list other important numbers for your household and don’t rely on memory or your cell phone during a disaster)
- Next of kin contact numbers and address.
- Local electric and/or gas company.
- Local phone company.
- Poison Control.
- Local water department.
Build an emergency supply kit
Your emergency kit should be updated each year and out of date supplies should be replaced as necessary.
- Suggested supplies for your kit include the water, food, first aid, etc… that should be packed in an airtight container that is kept in an easily accessible place.
- Water – you should have at least 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days.
- Food – you should pack at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food for your family.
- Radio – battery-powered or hand crank radio & a NOAA Weather Alert Radio with extra batteries.
- First aid kit.
- Whistle – to signal for help.
- Dust Mask for each family member.
- Misc. tools – wrench, pliers, screw drivers, hammer.
- Manual can opener.
- Local Map of your town/city.
- Cash – ATMs might be unavailable for several days during a disaster.
Don’t forget about special needs of family members
- Medications, special dietary requirements and medical equipment.
- Formula, diapers and bottles.
- Pet Food, leash and medications.