LETTER: How families can prepare for emergencies
To the Editor:
There are a lot of major events in September, and among them is National Preparedness Month.
Each week the campaign will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals and families.
• Week 1 (Sept. 1-4): Make a plan. Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during and after a disaster.
• Week 2 (Sept. 5-11): Build a kit. Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home.
• Week 3 (Sept. 12-18): Know the risks of disasters in your area. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up to date.
• Week 4 (Sept. 19-25): Teach youth about preparedness. Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in the case you are separated.
For much more detailed information, go to www.ready.gov.
Russell Evans Sr.
Putnam County Emergency Management Agency