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Posted on: September 13, 2012

[ARCHIVED] September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a good time for you to evaluate your family’s readiness for an emergency situation.

September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a good time for you to evaluate your family’s readiness for an emergency situation. 

Have you prepared an emergency kit? Do you have food and water to sustain your family for 72 hours? In an emergency, government resources will be taxed. You may need to survive on your own for a while. Visit http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit for guidance on preparing a kit.

Have you made a plan? Do all family members know what to do and where to go in an emergency? Family members may not all be together when an emergency occurs. Plans should be made so that everyone knows how to communicate, how to get to a safe location, where to meet up, etc. FEMA has information on making a plan at http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.

Are you informed about potential hazards in our area? Do you know what to do before, during, and after an emergency? Learn more at http://www.ready.gov/be-informed.

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