Kinross Charter Township

Emergency Preparedness

Develop an emergency plan for your family including where you will all meet if you are ever not able to stay in your home.

Prepare an emergency kit in case you need to leave your home. Include:

  • Three day supply of food & water
  • One change of clothing per person per day
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • First aid kit including prescription medicines
  • Battery powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
  • Extra sets of car & house keys, cash, & credit cards
In Home Shelter

In the event of a disaster, you may be required to stay in your home. It is very important that you and your family have the resources to accomplish this should it ever become necessary.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Red Cross, along with other disaster organizations recommend 3-5 days provisions. This may sound like a lot of work, but most of it is planning. You may very well have the resources you need around your home, all you need to do is gather them together. Those large plastic trunks are good storing choices. Just make sure they aren't too heavy should you need to evacuate.

  • A supply of water for cooking, washing and sanitation. Store the water in unbreakable containers
  • Two week supply of food, including canned meats, fruits and vegetables, smoked meats, juices (canned or powdered)
  • If you have pets, remember food for them as well
  • Cooking and eating utensils - paper and plastic work great
  • Bottle and can openers
  • At least 3 days of clothing
  • Blankets, pillows, and mats
  • Battery powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, CB or NOAA weather radio
  • Current prescription medicines
  • A heating/cooking source-camp or canned heat stove (with extra fuel). Remember to use adequate ventilation when using the stove inside
  • Candles and matches
  • A small tool kit with hammer, nails, pliers, screwdrivers, screws, wrench, shovel and ax
  • Fire extinguisher, garden hose, sand, or even cat litter
  • Sanitation supplies-put toilet tissue, sanitary napkins, soap, chlorine bleach, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving supplies and towels in a water-tight bucket with several plastic bags. This will not only hold your bathroom supplies, but will become your emergency toilet as well. If the emergency toilet is used, human waste should be buried 1-2 feet deep to prevent diseases.

Contact Phone Numbers

  • American Red Cross: (903) 632-8111
  • Chippewa County Central Dispatch (906) 495-3312
  • Chippewa County Sheriff (906) 635-6355
  • War Memorial Hospital (906) 635-4460
Why Should You Prepare?

Most disasters don't make the national headlines. Neither government nor voluntary emergency response teams can be everywhere helping everyone who needs help immediately followint a DISASTER. There are preparedness actions that people can take to increase their own chances of survival and their ability to cope in a range of disaster situations. As individual citizens - our families and neighborhoods are always the first line of protection in a disaster. Everyone has a responsibility to learn about the hazards they face and how to prepare for them.

The Township Hall is available as a warming center/temporary shelter.

You can bring your electronics to recharge.

There is a full kitchen available for you to prepare a meal.

If necessary, residents may stay in the common areas overnight. Be sure to bring your own blankets or sleeping bags. There is lots of floor space.

Do You Have Special Needs?

If you have a special need and a natural or man made disaster may cause you great hardship; for example, medical monitors and/or machines, wheelchairs, lifts, walkers, etc., please contact the Kinross District Police at 495-5889 (or Central Dispatch at 495-3312) they will make sure your information is given to the correct department.