September Is National Preparedness Month

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This year’s theme is: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” With the recent major hurricanes, people may be thinking more seriously about preparing and contacting you for resources and information. In addition to the resources you can find through the NC Disaster Information Center, the MoreFood.org website has a few blogs related to hurricane and emergency preparedness that you may find useful.

Here’s a summary of the blogs, with links to the full blog:

Be Prepared: Make sure you have an emergency supply of food and water

Hopefully none of us will experience a devastating weather event, but would you be ready if a natural disaster or other emergency situation happened? Most of us have experienced power outages from a storm. These outages usually don’t last longer than a few hours. But would you be prepared if you had to go without water and electricity for a few days? September is National Preparedness Month and we are encouraged to take time this month to prepare our homes and families for unexpected emergencies. Read more

Food Safety During a Power Outage 

None of us like wasting food. It’s like throwing money down the drain. Have you ever faced a power outage and wondered if the food in your refrigerator is safe to eat? You don’t want to throw away the week’s worth of groceries you just purchased, but you certainly don’t want to risk getting sick. Luckily there great food safety resources that can help us make good decisions when faced with a power outage. Read more

Getting the Food You Need During A Natural Disaster

You can’t prevent natural disasters from occurring, but being prepared and knowing about resources can help you recover faster if a disaster strikes. One resource that can help you get you back on your feet after disaster is D-SNAP. Read more

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Photo of Spring Williams-Byrd, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSpring Williams-ByrdCounty Extension Director (828) 764-9480 (Office) spring_williams@ncsu.eduBurke County, North Carolina
Posted on Sep 25, 2017
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