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Posted on: August 31, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month. Each week you will receive tips to help you be prepared for an emergency. During this week you will should know how to:

Contact family and friends before, during, and after an emergency.

Make a family emergency communication plan. Why make a Plan?

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan:

•How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?

•How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?

•How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesn’t work?

•How will I let loved ones know I am safe?

•How will family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?

Consider that your entire family may not be together during a disaster- make a plan of how you will reunite after an emergency.

Prepare for the unique needs of your family members, friends and neighbors.

For more information, go to www.ready.gov/make a plan

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