September is National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all need to be prepared for a variety of emergencies that we could potentially experience. Emergencies can affect us where we live, work and places we visit.
Does your family know what to do in the case of a disaster or emergency? Do you have an emergency bag ready? Do you have a plan in the case that your family is not together when an emergency happens?
What can you do?
- GET A KIT - Water, food, battery powered radio and extra batteries, flashlight, first aid kit, whistle (to signal for help), filter mask, moist towelettes, tools, can opener, plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place), medications and other unique family needs.
- MAKE A PLAN - Plan in advance. What will you do in an emergency? Develop a family communications plan. Create a shelter in place plan. Create a plan to evacuate or leave - determine where you will go and options on how you will get there
- BE INFORMED - Begin a process to learn more about specific threats in order to prepare yourself for what to do in an emergency.
- GET INVOLVED - Help inform your community by becoming involved.