When disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma strike, we are reminded that homes and communities can be devastated by any kind of natural disaster. These events can happen without warning, changing our lives in an instant.
According to a national survey, only 36 percent of individuals believe there is a high likelihood of a natural disaster happening in their community. Many people think they have everything they need in the event of an emergency at hand, and can simply “grab and go.”
September is National Preparedness Month and a good reminder that we all have a responsibility in protecting ourselves, families and our communities. Emergencies will happen, but taking action now can help us minimize the impact they will have on our lives. People need to be prepared for those first 72 hours before help can reach them.
The regional KnoWhat2Do Campaign (in collaboration with the national Ready Campaign) is reminding North Texans to take important preparedness steps including:
Throughout September, activities and events will take place across county to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and promote individual involvement.
The KnoWhat2Do Campaign encourages you to take a few extra minutes this month to plan in case of an emergency. Consider the following questions:
These are just a few of the questions you should consider as you are developing your emergency plan.
Free preparedness resources are just a click away at www.knowhat2do.com. An Emergency Plan template and an Emergency Supply Kit Checklist are also available at www.ready.gov or by calling 1-800-BE-READY.
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