Site of the Day for Monday, July 7, 2008 Emergency Preparedness and You Today's site, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offers trustworthy advice for coping with public health emergencies. Gentle Subscribers will find this an authoritative resource for advice and information while those with pets may want to review the emergency kit recommended for companion animals. "The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of ... hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with disasters of all sorts much more effectively when they do occur. ...To help, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... and the American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and provide step by step guidance you can take now to protect you and your loved ones." - from the website The site provides comprehensive directions for dealing with health-related disasters, focusing on a three step plan. Giving detailed and specific instructions, the exhibit explains how to assemble a disaster supplies kit, with a list of all the necessary items, from the obvious such as drinking water, to items which might be overlooked, like a manual can opener and the crucial advice to keep a wrench beside the water shut-off valve wrench close to gas and water valves. Additional information is provided on water -- how, where, and in what to store it and particulars precautions to take. Further material includes assistance in developing a Family Plan, and a primer on "sheltering in place". Stride to the site for essential information about coping with public health emergencies at: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/preparedness/ A.M. Holm <admin-sotd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Manage your subscription and view the List archives on the web at: <http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/webpage?webpage_id=sotd> and <http://www.freelists.org/archives/sotd> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNSUBSCRIBE by sending a blank email to sotd-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the Subject field.