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.
Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery said this is the time of year that we should be preparing for emergencies including natural disaster events and potential terrorist attacks and to take action to protect ourselves and our families.
September is National Preparedness Month and you can take simple and inexpensive steps to be prepared in case of a disaster.
A disaster or emergency, such as a winter storm, tornado or flooding, may leave you without electricity, heat or even running water. You also could be cut off from getting local groceries and services or even immediate response from police, fire or emergency responders. Are you prepared if this happens?
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.