Are You Prepared?
Take the emergency preparedness test to see if you and your family members are ready for what we all know is coming sooner or later: a major earthquake.
________ 1. Do you have a plan to meet family members at a pre-set point on the Island if you cannot access your home? (5 points)
________ 2. Does your family have a plan for where family members will stay off Island if the ferry shuts down? (5 points)
________ 3. Do you have an emergency "message center" plan? That means agreeing on an out-of-state friend or relative where every family member can leave word after a disaster strikes. (5 points)
________ 4. Do you have an emergency stash of food supplies at your house? (5 points plus 5 bonus points if you have a full week of supplies)
________ 5. Do you have an emergency stash of water supplies at your house? (5 points plus 5 bonus points if you have a full week of water)
________ 6. Do you have a small emergency medical kit at your house, including a copy of your prescriptions, spare eyeglasses, hearing aid batteries and other health essentials? (5 points)
________ 7. Do all family members know how to shut off your water, gas and power? (5 points plus 5 bonus points if you have a wrench tied to your gas shut off valve or have an automatic gas shut-off valve.)
________ 8. Do you have a plan with your neighbors to check on each other after a disaster? (5 points plus 5 bonus points if you have a Neighborhood Emergency Response Organization group established in your neighborhood. Add 5 more bonus points if your home emergency kit includes a battery operated radio to receive Voice of Vashon Standing By emergency information broadcasts at 1650AM.)
________ 9. Have any of your family members volunteered to work as a volunteer with one of the VashonBePrepared organizations (Emergency Operations Center, CERT, etc.)? (5 points)
How to Score:
- 50 points or more = Your family has prepared well
- 40 points or more = Pretty good but some issues need to be addressed
- 30 points or less = Your family could suffer in significant ways when the inevitable strikes