September is National Preparedness Month. It is a time to prepare yourself, your family and friends for emergencies and disasters. Be a hero to your loved ones. Get ready now to protect them later.
If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities across Wisconsin. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, even winter storms that can paralyze people for days at a time.
Police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.
This September, please prepare and plan in the event you must go for three days without electricity, water service and access to a supermarket, or local services for several days. Just follow these three steps:
Stay Informed: Sign up for ReadyWisconsin’s Facebook or Twitter feeds for the very latest information on emergency situations.
Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care. Work together with neighbors, colleagues, and others to build community resilience.
Click here for a Family Emergency Plan
Build a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies – water, nonperishable food, first aid, prescriptions, flashlight, and battery-powered radio on hand – for you and those in your care.
Click here for a complete emergency kit checklist
More Information can be found at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/preparedness/default.asp