The nationwide warning day is coming up. Citizens should create an emergency supply for extreme situations. You can read here what you need for this.
Northeim – On the nationwide warning day on Thursday (December 8th, 2022), the NortheimThe district administration also points out emergency situations in which the population can make provisions for themselves in order to get through the crisis. The district emphasizes that if an emergency situation arises, it keeps an eye on the information of the residents around the clock.
Depending on the urgency and severity of the emergency, the people in the district receive the warnings via the BIWAPP app used by the district, via the NINA app of the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, via local loudspeaker announcements by the fire brigades or via the siren signal “Warning of the population” (one-minute, rising and falling howling tone).
Nationwide warning day: Stock up on food for ten days
All information options should be tested on the warning day on Thursday. According to the press release, every district resident can also make provisions themselves to be prepared in emergency situations, for example with supplies that everyone should have at home.
The Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) has published a list of things that should be available, for example, in the event of a complete power failure. The quantities given should ensure self-sufficiency for ten days. This includes:
- 20 liters of water – two liters per day per person
- 3.5 kilograms of the food groups cereals, cereal products, bread, potatoes, pasta and rice
- 4 kilograms of vegetables and legumes
- 2.5 kilograms of fruit and nuts
- 2.6 kilograms of milk and dairy products
- 1.5 kilograms of fish, meat and eggs
Northeim district administration and district fire chief advise emergency supplies
You should also have toilet paper, candles and tea lights, matches and lighters, a flashlight including spare batteries, a camping stove with fuel and a radio with battery operation – including spare batteries – at home, among other things.
The medicine cabinet should also be stocked with painkillers, a classic first aid kit, clinical thermometer and splinter tweezers. Northeim’s district fire chief, Marko de Klein, emphasizes that the fire brigade and technical relief organization (THW) do not supply private households with electricity in an emergency. (cat)
Further information on the subject of stockpiling and information brochures to download here.
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