September is National Preparedness Month


It’s time to take action to be prepared when it comes to severe weather.

September is National Preparedness Month and officials urge you to put together a kit of emergency supplies that is geared to sustain family life for at least three days in the event of a severe weather event. It is suggested that one gallon of water per day per person could be included in the kit along with non-perishable food, battery-powered radio, flashlight, a first aid kit, extra medicine, cash, pet food, and seasonal clothing.

Make a plan for what you and your family will do in an emergency. A communication plan should be made in addition to a plan for evacuation. Discuss safety information with colleagues in the workplace or students on campus.

Learn about the different weather threats that are common in the area and how to react. Get training in first aid and emergency response and get involved in preparing your community.

For more information about the types of events that can occur or how to develop an emergency plan or kit, contact the Pulaski County Emergency Management Agency at (574) 946-6391.