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Hurricane Preparedness

Be prepared!

The most important thing you can do as hurricane season approaches is to get yourself, your family and your home prepared.

By starting early, you'll avoid the rush at home supply stores, grocery stores and other venues typically crowded and often chaotic when hurricane watches and warnings are issued.

You should stock six basics for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, and special items. Keep the items you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container. Possible containers include a large, covered trash container, a camping backpack, or a duffle bag.

Food and Water

Water

· Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more.

· Store one gallon of water per person per day.

· Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation).

Food

Store at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your Disaster Supplies Kit:

· Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables

· Canned juices

· Staples (salt, sugar, pepper, spices, etc.)

· High energy foods

· Vitamins

· Food for infants

· Comfort/stress foods

First Aid and Non-Prescription Drugs

First Aid Kit 
Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car.

· (20) adhesive bandages, various sizes.

· (1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing.

· (1) conforming roller gauze bandage.

· (2) triangular bandages.

· (2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads.

· (2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads.

· (1) roll 3" cohesive bandage.

· (2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

· (6) antiseptic wipes.

· (2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves.

· Adhesive tape, 2" width.

· Anti-bacterial ointment.

· Cold pack.

·  Scissors (small, personal).

· Tweezers.

· CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield.

Non-Prescription Drugs

· Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever

· Anti-diarrhea medication

· Antacid (for stomach upset)

· Laxative

· Activated charcoal

Tools and Supplies

· Mess kits, or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils

· Emergency preparedness manual

· Battery-operated radio and extra batteries

· Flashlight and extra batteries

· Cash or traveler's checks, change

· Non-electric can opener, utility knife

· Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type

· Tube tent

· Pliers

· Tape

· Compass

· Matches in a waterproof container

· Aluminum foil

· Plastic storage containers

· Signal flare

· Paper, pencil

· Needles, thread

· Medicine dropper

· Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water

· Whistle

· Plastic sheeting

· Map of the area (for locating shelters)

Sanitation, Clothing and Bedding

Sanitation

· Toilet paper, towelettes

· Soap, liquid detergent

· Feminine supplies

· Personal hygiene items

· Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)

· Plastic bucket with tight lid

· Disinfectant

· Household chlorine bleach

Clothing and Bedding
*Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.

· Sturdy shoes or work boots

· Rain gear

· Blankets or sleeping bags

· Hat and gloves

· Thermal underwear

· Sunglasses

Special Items

Remember family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons.

For Baby

· Formula

· Diapers

· Bottles

· Powdered milk

· Medications

For Adults

· Heart and high blood pressure medication

· Insulin

· Prescription drugs

· Denture needs

· Contact lenses and supplies

· Extra eye glasses

Entertainment

· Board games and other games that don’t require batteries or electricity, books for adult readers and for children.

For Pets

In the interest of protecting pets, the Humane Society of the United States offers these tips for inclusion in your family disaster plan:

· Do not leave your pets behind.

· Securely fasten a current identification tag to your pet's collar and carry a photograph of your pet. It's important to include the phone number of a friend or family member on the tag so anyone who may find your pet is able to reach someone who knows you.

· Transport pets in secure pet carriers and keep pets on leashes or harnesses.

· Call hotels in a safe/host location and ask if you can bring your pets. Ask the manager if a no-pet policy can be lifted during the disaster. Most emergency shelters do not admit pets.

· Call friends, family members, veterinarians or boarding kennels in a safe/host location to arrange foster care if you and your pets cannot stay together.

· Pack a week's supply of food, water and other provisions, such as medication or cat litter.

· Do not wait until the last minute to evacuate. Rescue officials may not allow you to take your pets if you need to be rescued.

· Keep a list of emergency phone numbers (veterinarian, local animal control, animal shelters, Red Cross, etc.).

Possessions and Documents

· Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:

· Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds

· Passports, social security cards, immunization records

· Bank account numbers

· Credit card account numbers and companies

· Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers

· Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

· Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the supplies kit in the trunk of your car.

· Keep items in airtight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc.

· Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.

 

2018 Pool Information

2018 POOL HOUR


While school is in session the Celebration Pool is closed Monday- Thursday

Friday & Saturday, 10-7PM; Sunday-Thursday, 10:00-8:00PM

Funhouse Open 11:00am-7:00pm Every Day During Pool Season

*On Swim Meet Days Celebration Pool Will Close At 3:00 p.m.*

While school is in session the Festival Pool Summer Hours are 3:00 pm- 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-9:00PM

**On Memorial & Labor Day, both pools close at 7:00 pm. **

 

Pool Rules:

-No children taller than the gate are permitted in the baby pool. All children in the baby pool must be supervised.

-The pool must be cleared for 30 minutes if there is thunder. Everyone must evacuate the pool deck.

-The pool will close if the lifeguard cannot see the bottom of the pool.

-Pool closure due to weather will be determined by an on-site personnel in accordance with Douglas Aquatics.

 

Lost & Found

-All items found at the pool will be held for 2 weeks. After two weeks, those items are subject to donation at the discretion of Hampton Park Management.

-All pool toys left behind will be placed in a bin for use at the pool.

 

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