Disaster Preparedness

The following are some suggested Safety Measures for Residents of the Calhoun Housing Authority.

To be prepared for an emergency, we suggest the following items to ensure your safety during an emergency or disaster:

  • Emergency Supply of water
  • Canned or boxed food that can be eaten without cooking and a can opener
  • At least a 3-day supply of all prescription medications.
  • Flash Lights
  • Extra Batteries
  • Extra Tank Oxygen (if required to use)
  • First Aid Kit (see attached first aid check list)

Stay Tuned to local stations for Emergency Broadcasts

  • Channel 3 & 10 on local Cable Television
  • WEBS 1100 AM
  • WJTH 900 AM

Emergency Contact Numbers:

  • 911: 911
  • Calhoun Housing Authority Administration Office: 706-629-9183
  • Maintenance Department: 706-629-8761
  • After hours Maintenance: 706-260-7265
  • Safety Director / Senior Coordinator 706-629-0990

What you need to do as soon as possible after the disaster:

  • Stay Calm!
  • Check status of all household members. Are they accounted for?
  • Call 911 if you have a medical emergency, shock/electrical hazard, gas leak, or are trapped in your apartment.
  • DO NOT STRIKE A MATCH OR LIGHTER . If you have an unknown gas leak, the smallest flame could cause an explosion.
  • Go to the designated disaster check-in site for your area as soon as it is safe. In case of a flood, stay in your apartment unless it is unsafe to do so. Once you reach the check-in site, sign the check-in sheet so that we know you are safe.

The designated check-in sites are listed below:

Hillhouse/Oothcalooga Residents 617 Oothcalooga Community Building
Golden Circle Residents 140 Golden Circle Community Room
Edmonds Circle, Short McConnell and
Pine Street Residents
681 Community Building
McConnell, Harkins, Neal Street, and
Martin Luther King Dr. Residents
Friendship Baptist Church on Line Street


Suggested first aid checklist:

  • Activated Charcoal (use only if instructed by Poison Control Center)
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Anti-diarrhea Medication
  • Antiseptic / Antibiotic Ointment
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever/fever reducer
  • Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
  • Burn Ointment
  • Blanket
  • Anti-histamine Lotion
  • Chemical Cold Packs
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Eye Drops / Eye Wash
  • Gauze Pads and Roller Gauze (assorted sizes)
  • Hand Cleaner
  • Plastic Bags
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Scissors and Tweezers
  • Sharp Knife
  • Small Flashlight and Extra Batteries
  • Soap
  • Sterile Cotton Balls
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use only if instructed by Poison Control Center)
  • Thermometer
  • Triangular Bandage