Family Disaster Plan
The City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Department encourages you to develop a Family Disaster Plan to prepare you and your family for any type of natural or man made disaster. A Family Disaster Plan consists of determing those items that are important in preparing for and recovering from a disaster recognizing the utilites, government services, and supplies are difficult to obtain for days or weeks.
Your Family Disaster Plan will provide you with the steps necessary to protect your home, purchase supplies, and also provide suggestions towards assuring proper insurance coverage is assigned on your home owners policy. Please visit www.floridadisaster.org to create and evaluate your Family Disaster Plan or contact the City of Oviedo Fire Rescue at 407-971-5611, or 1930 CR 419 West, located behind Fire Station 3.
Family Disaster Supply Kit
- Have cash on hand; power outages cut access to ATMs and credit card authorization.
- Purchase non-perishable food and drinks to last for at least a week, and a cooler.
- One gallon of water per day is recommended for each family member.
- Remember baby food, diapers and pet food for those family members.
- Purchase disposable plates, cups and utensils.
- Put important papers, birth certificates, passports, wills, etc. in water proof/fire proof containers.
- Refill prescriptions and take stock of other medical supplies.
- Make certain flashlights are working and extra batteries are available.
- Purchase candles and matches.
- If you have a generator also have extra fuel; never use the generator indoors or in an enclosed area. CO2 can kill.
- Purchase home protection including; storm shutters, plastic rolls, tarps, nails, duct tape, hand saw, tree saw, chain saw, and other items to protect your home.
- Evaluate your home insurance policy prior to hurricane season. Assure you have flood insurance coverage if you reside in a flood prone area or experience rising water in your association.
- Develop a family evacuation plan in case you are directed to leave the area. Consider family in other parts of the state or perhaps out of state.
- Consider helping neighbors that are not capable of making disaster preparations.
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