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  • Week 4 (Sept. 20-26): Teach Youth about Preparedness

    Whether you’re a kid, teen, parent, loved one or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.
  • Week 3 (Sept. 13-19): Prepare for Disasters

    Know what disasters and hazards could affect our area, how to get emergency alerts and where you would go if you and your family needed to evacuate. Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.
  • Week 2 (Sept. 6-12): Build a Kit

    After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for “3 to 5 days” (FEMA standard). A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
  • Week 1 (Sept. 1-5): Make a Plan

    Learn which types of disasters could affect your local area, and make a plan today.
  • Disasters Don't Wait

    It’s National Preparedness Month! Great … But what does that mean?
  • It's hurricane season - But why do you care?

    I know, I know … Preparing for an unlikely disaster seems like a fool’s errand. I thought the same thing – until October 2018. I was stationed at Tyndall AFB, and I was 10 days into my deployment when a ravenous Hurricane Michael (CAT-5) suddenly devoured my base and its neighboring cities, my friend’s and coworkers’ homes and all of my belongings in storage. As an Emergency Manager, I’m ashamed to say, I was not as prepared as I could have been, and I regret not taking one of nature’s most destructive forces more seriously. I urge you to not make the same mistake.
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