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September is National Preparedness Month!  

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September is National Preparedness Month! 

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month to remind and encourage communities to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.  It is important to know how to respond and to be prepared, not scared. Purchasing bottled water in advance and having it available for emergencies is essential to you and your family’s survival – remember to include water for your pets, too! The human body needs water to function correctly and a person may only survive 3-4 days without it. Here are a few ways to prepare –

  • Create a family disaster plan. Make sure you have a meeting place and an out-of-state family contact. Know where the first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, and emergency food/water is located.
  • Practice your disaster plan. Teach your family your evacuation plan and practice it as if the emergency were actually occurring.
  • Build a disaster supply kit for your home.
  • Prepare for those with special needs. Make sure you have enough supplies for infants, those who need medications, and medical supplies for senior citizens or those with special needs.
  • Learn CPR and First Aid. Knowing these techniques could save a life.
  • Eliminate hazards in the workplace and home. Make sure all furniture and decorations are properly secured, especially during the shaking of an earthquake or explosion.

For more tips on how to be prepared, please visit the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website at caloes.ca.gov.


Posted by kelsey.coleman On 24 September, 2019 at 9:46 AM  

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