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Are you Ready for an Emergency?

County encourages year-round emergency preparedness

 

Throughout the month of September, Douglas County will join with other local and state governments throughout the nation supporting National Emergency Preparedness month, encouraging households, businesses and communities to plan for year-round readiness in the event of an emergency, including a natural disaster.

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  there are three key actions each household and business can take:

1. Prepare an emergency supply kit – a basic emergency supply kit will create three days of self-reliance for each family member, as well as pets;

2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency; and

3. Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.

More information, including an Emergency Supply Kit checklist and a Family Emergency Plan template, is available at www.readycolorado.com or www.ready.gov or by calling 1-800-BE-READY.