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It’s that time of the year again – National Preparedness Month. With the hustle of back-to-school squashed between the looming holiday season it’s easy to forget about the importance of being prepared. No matter the circumstances in your family, preparedness is an important task.
Preparedness doesn’t have to be complicated though.
The first step is the Be Informed. Understand the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen in your area. That way you can tailor the plan you make. Also take into consideration your pets, children, elderly, and anyone in your family with a disability of any kind. This great video (close captioned and signed!) shows how to help anyone prepare themselves for the unexpected.
The next step is to Make a Plan. This may involve talking with medical and health care providers about access to medications in case of emergency, as well as designating out of state contacts. You also want to help your family practice what they might do in case of emergency – make it a fun game for the kids!
Then you will be ready to Build a Kit. Assemble the emergency and evacuation supplies that you might need for each person. Be sure to include medical information and out-of-state contact information for each member of the family, in case you get separated! Often parents assume they will be with their children, but that doesn’t always happen, so have a family communication plan in place. Remember it can take 72 hours or longer for emergency relief workers to get set up on scene.
Lastly, Get Involved. If you’re wondering how to help friends and family in your community there are many things you can do. From helping prepare at a community level to volunteering to assist others, giving back is so rewarding.
What are you doing this month to make your family safer and better prepared?
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