DORRIS - What to do in case of emergency?

What to do in case of emergency?

During an emergency, you may not have time to make alternative plans or to complete your emergency kit, so be sure to prepare everything while there is no emergency. To be warned on time on emergency, the best way is to download your favorite emergency Mobile App, such as DORRIS Mobile App. That's why it is important to know how to get alerted, who to call and what to do under different circumstances.

In case of a major emergency

  • Follow your previously defined emergency plan
  • Get your previously prepared emergency kit
  • Make sure you are safe before assisting others
  • Listen to the radio or TV for information from local officials and follow instructions
  • Stay put until all is safe or until you are ordered to evacuate


In case of a evacuation order

  • Take your emergency kit
  • Take your emergency plan
  • Take essential medications and copies of prescriptions
  • Take your cellular phone with charger and portative radio
  • Follow instructions of authorities



Emergency Supplies Kit

To assemble your emergency kit, store all items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire emergency supplies kit into easy-to-carry container or backpack or a duffel bag.
Your emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water - one bottle of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Mobile phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • DORRIS Mobile App to alert you on danger
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio with extra batteries
  • Flashlight and First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps - paper version (Print one here!!!)
  • Prescription medications and other medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lense solution
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Matches or firestarter in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Paper and pencil