September is National Preparedness Month and the state is launching the Be Ready Iowa campaign. Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith explains that the campaign is to encourage Iowans to have emergency plans for homes, businesses, families and pets. He says it is important to have phone numbers and vaccination records on paper, should the power go out. Also people should have emergency kits with 3 to 5 days worth of food for each person and their pets.
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