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Emergency Preparedness Month Starts Today

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel
 
Washington, DC, July 22, 2008 -- A Red Cross "ready to go" preparedness kit showing the bag and it's contents.  Red Cross photograph

Today starts a month-long emphasis on being prepared for a disaster that can happen at any time.  September is considered Emergency Preparedness Month and Washington-Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith says everybody should have plenty of supplies on hand in case of an emergency.

He says the main items are a three to five day supply of food per person and a week’s worth of medicine.  Smith says you should also have a battery-powered radio, first aid kit and a whistle to call for help.  To learn more about Emergency Preparedness kits, contact a member of Washington County COAD.

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