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September Is National Preparedness Month

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August 24, 2023
Brandi Silver

This is Brandi Silver, FCS agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center. Our program today highlights National Preparedness Month.

Are you ready to face the unexpected like a sudden storm, power outage or even a local disaster? What would you do? September is a time to empower yourself, your family, and your community to take action and be prepared for the unexpected emergency.

Begin by creating a family emergency plan. Families should develop a comprehensive emergency plan that includes communication procedures, meeting points, and evacuation routes. Be sure all family members are aware of the plan and practice it through drills. Don’t forget to help senior adults that may live alone have a plan as well.

Prepare emergency kits with crucial supplies like food, water, medications, first aid items, flashlight, batteries, and other necessities. Keep these kits in readily accessible locations at home, in your car, and at work.

Generators can be a lifesaver during power outages, but did you know their exhaust can be lethal? Know ahead of time where you would run a generator. Always place generators outside, away from vents, windows, and doors. Never use a generator indoors – not in your home, basement, garage, tent, or any enclosed space. Carbon monoxide is a silent danger that can build up quickly and linger for hours, with disastrous consequences.

Take control of your safety, starting this National Preparedness Month. Together, we can build a more resilient community.

This has been Brandi Silver with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center. For more information, contact us 764-9480.