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National Preparedness Month: Week Three

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

In week three of National Preparedness Month the focus is on low and no cost prepping! These are fun and free ways to get your family involved in your emergency plans. It’s important for your entire household to be familiar with your disaster plan, the location of your emergency kit, and any evacuation tactics you may have set in place during your planning.

  1. Download or order your free preparedness products to help your family plan, and prepare for the next emergency: ready.gov/publications
  2. Practice drills! – children practice fire, tornado, and other safety drills in school, but what about at home? Talk with your family about what to do, how to get out and where to go.
  3. Create a communication plan – less than half of American families have one: ready.gov/publications
  4. Get the kids involved! – Create a scavenger hunt around the house for items that you already have that you can add to your disaster supply kit. Create a checklist using: ready.gov/kitand make a game of it.
  5. Educate yourself on the possible disasters and hazards that could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. In South Carolina, we likely don’t need to spend time preparing for a blizzard… ready.gov/be-informed.

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