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National Preparedness Month

By: Brandon Robinson
By: Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson has more about how September is National Preparedness Month and why being prepared is important.

September is the beginning of Fall, both meteorlogical and seasonal, but it is also a very important month for another reason.

This month is National Preparedness Month. This time of the year is usually a little calmer with the weather around here, so it makes for a perfect time to prepare for any potential disasters that could happen in the future.

The biggest question I always get asked is "What should I do to prepare for a disaster? You really don't know what to expect until it happens." Now, that is a good point in some respects, because every disaster is different, but there are things you can do ahead of time that will help you get through any bad situation.

I want to share a couple of things with you, things that are easy, and relatively cheap, to do. 

First, a plan called "20 weeks to preparedness". These are items you can buy that will help you in the short term the event of a disaster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a website powered by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) that has a lot of helpful tips. 

http://community.fema.gov/connect.ti/readynpm/grouphome

As always, if I can answer any questions, please get in contact with me. If I can't help, I'll point you in the direction of someone who can.

Brandon

Email: brandon.robinson@wymt.com

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