Community Preparedness Month - Make a Plan
Community Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community emergency planning throughout the year. Many kinds of emergencies can cause you to evacuate. In some cases, you may have a day or two to prepare, while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning is vital to making sure that you can evacuate quickly and safely no matter what the circumstances.
Always map out several routes with safe locations to meet up in case you become separated. Make sure that each family has a copy of this route in their go bag. Make sure you have food, water, medications, and other supplies that meet the unique needs of your family, including pets. Be prepared that communication networks could be unreliable and power could be disrupted. Have a family communication plan in place, including a paper contact list and an out-of-area contact to help keep your family connected should you become separated. Please visit www.PrepareSCC.org for more emergency preparedness information.