SOCIL Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living

Serving Fairfield and Hocking Counties, Ohio

Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living



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  • August - Get Involved - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    August - Get Involved - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    It takes more than police, fire and EMS to respond to a disaster. It takes people who are committed to neighborhood, churches, schools and volunteer organizations. When people are willing to work together for the good of others, communities are stronger.

  • July - Family Communication Plan - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    July - Family Communication Plan - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    Today we have more ways to speak with one another than ever before. We are used to staying in touch with cell phones, internet, and email, but disasters can change things. These devices may not be available. Cell phone towers quickly become overloaded with people trying to reach friends and family. If the power is out at your home, cordless phones, internet and email will not work either.

  • June - Unique Family Needs - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    June - Unique Family Needs - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    Every household is different. Is there an infant or young child in your home? Does someone in your family have a medical condition that requires medication? Do you have a pet? Before disaster strikes, talk to your family about your household’s unique needs. Make a list of special items you may need in a disaster.

  • May - Work, School & Community - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    May - Work, School & Community - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    Disasters can happen at any time. If you are away from home do you know where to find safe shelter locations? Do you know what the emergency procedures are for your child’s school or for your workplace? Will people who count on you know what to do if you can’t reach them? Know how to make sure you and your loved ones are safe in a disaster, no matter where you are.

  • April - Food - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    April - Food - Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

    An emergency food supply doesn’t have to sit on a shelf, ready for disaster to strike (although it can). It can be part of the food you use every day. The key to a good food storage plan is to buy ahead of time. Replace items before they run out. Buy items when they are on sale. A large duffle bag or plastic tub with a lid makes a great storage place for an emergency food supply. Make sure your family, including pets, will have what they need when disaster strikes.

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