How Ready Are You

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Disasters can strike at any place, any time. How will you respond?

For a moment, think of these scenarios…

  • it’s in the middle of a cold winter night, your family is sound asleep, and suddenly there is a fire in your home…
  • it’s hurricane season and a tropical storm causes flash-flooding in your neighborhood…
  • it’s a hot summer afternoon and an unexpected tornado causes damage to your home…
  • Are you and your family prepared for the unexpected disaster that may strike in your community?

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    Get a kit.  Have a bag with essentials (first aid, medicine, snacks, batteries for devices such as cell phones, pertinent information and documentation, etc.) ready for you to grab and go in the case of an emergency.

    Make a plan.  Have a way of being in touch with family members (and, if possible, where or how to meet), know alternate routes to travel and consider alternative means to travel around the area.

    Be informed.  Ensure there is access to a battery-powered or hand-cranked device to obtain current news and weather updates.

    It’s that simple.

    Download the Emergency Preparedness Shopping List for help in preparing.

    Shop at our Online Store to build your kit.

    It’s Flood Safety Awareness Week! Are you prepared? Click here to learn more.

    Don’t wait until tomorrow to get started. Disasters can strike at any moment. Today you can help your family prepare!

    Visit http://www.redcrossnca.org for more information.

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