How To Be Prepared

Read below for tips and ideas on how you, your family, and your business can be more prepared.

Preparing Your Business for Disasters

In this episode of The Ripple Podcast, Dawson Primes, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Tangipahoa Parish, discusses how businesses can be better prepared for disasters. Click the player below to listen.

Boiling Water

When a boil water advisory is called for, Tangipahoa Parish recommends that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it, making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by doing the following:

  • Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.
  • IMPORTANT: The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.

Occasionally, boiled water may have a flat taste. To eliminate this, you can shake the water in a clean bottle, pour it from one clean container to another, or add a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Toolkit

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it difficult for parents or caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely and appropriately.

With this toolkit, CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) provides information and resources for emergency preparedness and response personnel, families, and the public to ensure that children are fed safely when disaster strikes.

The toolkit contains:

  • Information, resources, and tools for states, communities, programs and emergency preparedness and response personnel on how to best support families and provide optimal nutrition to infants and young children during emergencies.
  • Printable handouts that can be used with or given to families.
  • Information for families and caregivers on common questions and how to be prepared to feed infants and young children during emergencies.
  • Information for the public on donations during emergencies.

Click this link to download the entire IYCF-E Toolkit.

More tips coming soon!