Preparing for a Disaster

  • Find out where the nearest shelter is likely to be located.
  • Discuss your planning with friends, roommates, and family members.
  • Identify primary and alternate meeting places.
  • Establish a contact person outside of Colby.
  • Make sure all family members carry the telephone number of the designated contact person and the importance of checking with that person in the event of a disaster.
  • Store sufficient personal survival supplies (see suggested list below).
  • Store supplies to sustain you during relocation (see suggested list below).

Suggested Personal Survival Supplies for your Vehicle:

  • Food and water for up to three days
  • Blankets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • A change of clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Suggested Items for Relocation:

  • Bedding
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Medications
  • Special dietary foods
  • Valuable papers
  • Telephone lists
  • Photo ID with home address
  • Pens and paper
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Change of clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes

After a Disaster:

  • Locate any missing friends, roommates, family members.
  • Advise out-of-area contact of your status.
  • Use safety glasses, leather gloves, etc., when working.
  • Exercise extreme caution when entering damaged buildings.
  • Exercise extreme care with fire.
  • Do not ignite matches or candles if gas leak may be possible.
  • Avoid electrical appliances where there is water.
  • Stay away from power lines.
  • Check water and food before consumption.
  • Monitor and obey directives from government and campus officials.
  • If you have telephone service, use it only for emergencies.