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It’s Emergency Preparedness Month- A Good Time to Create an Emergency Checklist!

It’s Emergency Preparedness Month—A Good Time to Create an Emergency Checklist!

 

Eventually, most families will face some kind of an emergency situation—whether it’s an earthquake, an exceptionally bad storm, a fire, or flooding—the odds are that at some point, we will all need to be prepared for some type of a serious crisis. That’s when an emergency checklist becomes so important. A simple list, thought out well in advance, can provide the direction and information your family will need in any emergency. Yet surprisingly, few families take the time to make one, leaving them vulnerable and ill-prepared if the worst happens.

 

An effective emergency checklist includes everything your family needs to know, or do, in case of an emergency. It’s the ‘go-to’ item that is easy to make and may actually save lives in a crisis situation. While emergency checklists can become quite extensive, the following recommendations reflect the minimum content that a thorough, sound checklist should include:

 

  • Establish your family’s meeting place(s). You should establish and document at least two meeting places: one within your neighborhood to use in case of a fire or other emergency that occurs in your immediate vicinity; and secondly, a place outside your neighborhood where you can meet should your home and neighborhood become inaccessible.
  • Make a home evacuation plan. In case of a fire, everyone should be aware of the fastest and safest ways to evacuate your home from all rooms and all floors. You should then all meet in your predetermined neighborhood meeting location. It’s a good idea to practice the evacuation a few times each year.
  • List nearby water sources. Jot down names and addresses (or better yet, maps) of nearby lakes, streams, rivers, or springs that can be used as potential water sources. Be sure to include water treatment tablets or drops in your emergency kit.
  • Create an emergency contact phone list. This should include numbers for all of your family’s cell phones, closest neighbors, doctors and vet’s, and your workplace. It should also include at least one out of state family member or friend’s number in case your family has been forced to evacuate separately.
  • Write down your medications. It’s critical to compile a list of medications and allergies that are applicable to each family member. If possible, store medications in a location that makes it easy to quickly grab critical medications in the event of an evacuation.
  • Identify and document a go-to social media platform. Your entire family, extended family, and close friends should know and agree to contact each other via a specific social media platform in the event of a disaster. Consider listing one or two specific family members’ accounts as the go-to accounts for information, updates, and instructions.
  • Download and notate emergency apps. You should also discuss which apps each of you will have downloaded and installed on your cell phones, like FEMA or Life360. FEMA will keep you posted on the status of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and the like, while an app like Life360 will allow you to set up your own family’s private network. There are lots of options available, so discuss which is best for your family and then make sure everyone has it and knows how to use it.
  • Assign responsibility for the bug-out kit. Compile and store your emergency bug-out kit in an easy to get to place and then assign one person (usually a parent) with the responsibility of taking it to your meeting place. Don’t forget to include plenty of food, water (and/or water treatment tablets), first aid and hygiene supplies, medications, a fire or power source, tools, shelter, important documents, and of course your checklist.
  • Assign a pet’s buddy. Assign one or more family members with the task of getting your pets out of danger and bringing them to your family meeting site. The pet buddy should grab the pet food bug-out kit, prepared in advance, that includes not only pet food but a bowl to drink water from, medications, and a list of allergies that emergency responders should be aware of. It’s a good idea to include a pet toy to help ease their anxiety, and, if pet carriers are needed, be sure to store them in an easy-to-grab location.

 

Holding a family meeting and compiling your emergency checklist will provide everyone with the peace of mind that come with emergency preparedness. How well your family responds to a crisis may depend on how well they understand and utilize your emergency checklist. Take the first step in family safety preparation by creating your own emergency checklist today.

 

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Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

 

 

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Salsa chicken is just, well, salsa and chicken. It makes for the perfect taco or enchilada meat.

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts

4-5 cups of your favorite salaa

Directions:

Add chicken and salsa to slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. When finished, shred and serve or freeze for later.

Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie

Our 2 favorite comfort foods are chicken pot pie and enchiladas, so, we decided to como them. Prepared to be amazed by these chicken enchilada pot pies.

Individualize this classic meal with these single-serve Chicken Pot Pies.

 

Ingredients:

1 pkg. puff pastry

1 can chicken, drained

1 can mixed vegetables, drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees and grease muffin tins.

Unroll puff pastries and cut each sheet into 4 equal squares.

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Lay puff pastry square on top of muffin, stuff with mixture, and fold.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Pork Chili Verde

Enjoy this slightly spicy goodness over mashed potatoes or over enchiladas. No matter how you make it, it’s sure to be delicious.

Ingredients:

2 lb. cubed pork

1 onion, chopped

1 head garlic, minced

12 oz. diced green chilies

6 oz. diced jalapenos

2 tbs. garlic powder

1 tbs. garlic salt

1 tbs. chili powder

32 oz. chicken stock

32 oz. water

Thickening ingredients:

1/3 cup flour

1/2 cup water

 

Directions:

Brown pork over medium-high heat. Once nearly cooked, add onions. Transfer mixture to slow cooker once onions are softened and pork has evenly browned.

Add garlic, green chilies, jalapenos, seasonings, and liquids to the crock pot. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

After preferred cooking time, mix water and flour together and add to slow cooker. Mix thoroughly and serve.

Easy Veggie Fried Rice

Spice up your meal with the best side dish around.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups rice, cooked

2 tbs. peanut oil

1 egg

1 bag frozen mixed veggies, thawed

1 cup soy sauce

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Heat peanut oil and add mixed veggies. Saute until slightly browned. Add rice and heat through. After well heated, make a ring of rice with a hollow center large enough for an egg. Crack the egg into the hollow space and cook until scrambled. Add into rice and add soy sauce, mix, and serve.

Chicken Taco Bowls

Keep it fresh with this delicious chicken taco bowl.

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked white rice

1/2 cup cooked chicken

1/4 cup chopped lettuce

1 can favorite salsa

1 can preferred beans

1 can corn

Sprinkle of cheese

Dollop of sour cream

Directions:

Layer rice, chicken, and lettuce. Top with salsa, beans, corn, cheese and sour cream. Enjoy!

Win BYU Tickets or a $50 Macey’s Gift Card

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Would you like to win tickets to BYU’s next home football game, or a $50 Macey’s gift card? KSL Radio will be broadcasting from a different Macey’s store the day before each BYU home game and will be giving away BYU tickets, $50 Macey’s gift cards, and other great prizes. There will be multiple winners. So come see us at the following Macey’s locations:

  • Friday, September 7, 2018                           Provo                                    4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 21, 201                           Pleasant Grove                 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018                          Provo                                     4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 12, 2018                               Lehi                                        4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26, 2018                               Spanish Fork                      4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 16, 2018                          Orem                                     4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 egg

2 cups oats

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla extract.

Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.

Fold in oats and chocolate chips.

Spoon 1-inch circles of dough onto greased cookie sheet. Cook in oven for 10-14 minutes until golden brown.