Get Prepared, It’s National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery urges you to prepare for all emergencies.

Avery offers these tips: learn more about different threats that could affect your community and the appropriate responses to them, plan in advance what you and your family will do in an emergency, and put together a kit of emergency supplies that will allow you and your family to survive for at least three days in the event an emergency happens. This kit should include basic items such as water, food, battery-powered radio, flashlight, a first aid kit, cash, pet food, and clothing.

Once you have done all of these steps, get involved in preparing your community.

If you need more information on that types of disasters that could affect your area or more preparedness information, contact the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency at (574) 936-3740.