underground chamber equipped with battery flashlight and sufficient fresh air

Underground chamber equipped with battery flashlight

This preview shows page 9 - 11 out of 21 pages.

underground chamber equipped with battery flashlight and sufficient fresh air since there might be interruption on electricity supply and it may be risky evacuating. Some guidelines have been set in Utah State on how to build a safe room. v) Every Individual should Know their Home Communities in Utah State know that it is their core responsibility to know their homes from the infrastructural design of the homes to learn how to operate natural gas controls, electric circuits, air ventilations, main water valves, etc. Also, every individual should be able to locate the necessary equipment easily in case of an emergency (Nowell, & Steelman, 2013, p. 232). This is serious preparation for cases of disasters since people can easily locate safe places and control things which can bring more damages like water taps, electricity, etc. This is related to the principles of shutting down air conditioners when moving to shelter-in-place since these machines can bring outside air inside the house. vi) Taking Inventory This is a preparation method that can help during disasters. This is because when a disaster strikes, there is always a limited time of sorting what to carry and not to carry therefore for individual who have already prepared inventory can easily pick items which are of special
Image of page 9
10 Running Head: Emergency preparedness for the Elderly value and prioritization is easily achieved (Nowell, & Steelman, 2013, p. 232). Inventories help in prioritizing the important family items which are irreplaceable and or of great value to the family or individual. vii) Equipping family cars The family car should be maintained to be able to cope with various daily routines and emergencies or circumstances since every individual should be prepared in case of an emergency. Also, people are encouraged to always keep the fuel level in their cars above the halfway mark. The obvious items to be packed on the car are; are blanket, a container of drinking water, heavy-duty flashlight, a basic first aid kit, a collapsible shovel, jumper cables, and weather-conscious clothing. viii) Prepare to go Powerless Utah State people have been enlightened that most time when a disaster strikes, the possibility of electricity supply failure is very high. Therefore, for them to be prepared in case of such instances, people have been maintaining their home bases secure and comfortable when it happens that there is a short or prolonged power failure. This is achieved by positioning battery-operated bulbs strategically around the home compound and in the houses. Some homesteads have been able to install solar backup power stations or backup generators. Alternatives for cooking in homesteads that solely depend on electricity in cooking also a preparation plan for Utah State people. Like the outdoor propane or charcoal cooking.
Image of page 10
Image of page 11

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 21 pages?

  • Summer '18
  • Brett Gordon

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes