School of Medicine

Internal Medicine

Emergency Preparedness

Prepare yourself and your family

Disasters can strike at any time, even while at work. It is of the utmost importance to be prepared in case a disaster were to strike our area. Over the next year, employees of the Department of Internal Medicine will follow steps to create a grab-and-go emergency kit and a personal emergency plan that they can utilize at work and at home. 

Each step will be posted on a bi-monthly basis, ensuring that all employees have two months to complete each step in the emergency preparedness plan. 

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Step 1

• Obtain a grab-and-go bag or backpack to store your disaster items in. It does not need to be expensive, but it should be strong and durable enough for your needs.
• Fill out or update your personal emergency plan
• Obtain an encrypted password protected thumb drive to upload all personal, critical documents and information. Personal, critical documents may include birth certificates, passports, IDs, social security cards, etc. Critical documents do not include work-related documents or documents that contain PHI (private health information). 

Step 2

• Pack enough food and water for at least 96 hours.
• Don't forget critical prescriptions medications and glasses
• Store $10-$20 in small bills (with more being added in the following steps)