September is National Preparedness Month, making it a good time to prepare – not only for the next hurricane or flood – but for any emergency that might put you and your family at risk. In today’s world we need to be prepared for many kinds of emergencies, whether caused by disease outbreak, hurricane, wildfire, severe weather, earthquake or an act of terrorism. As the slogan at www.Ready.gov says, “Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed.”
Hurricane season for the Atlantic runs June 1 through November 30, so there’s plenty of time remaining for a hurricane to develop.
There are tips available for preparing your home and family, from building a home survival kit to preparing a ‘to-go’ bag in case you need to evacuate on short notice. The information you need is available from the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management at www.readync.org.
Here’s how it works: In the website navigation bar a pull-down menu headlined ‘Get Ready’ provides access to key topics with plenty of useful details: Build a Kit, Make a Plan, Protect Your Home, Evacuation, etc.
If you enjoy doing a little research, there are plenty of websites available with suggestions for preparation:
Above all else, stay safe out there.