Tip of the Week: Make an Emergency Kit
In 2010, West Virginia experienced four federally declared disasters, prompting nearly 4,200 households to seek disaster assistance. As a result, state and federal officials have distributed nearly $20 million in disaster relief funds and loans to homeowners, renters and business owners across 37 counties.
Still think you don’t need to worry about being prepared?
September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time to make a plan to protect yourself, your family and your business.
Getting started is easy. One of the simplest things you and your family can do is to begin putting together an Emergency Supply Kit. On your next trip to the grocery store, pick up a few items to get the ball rolling, such as:
*Non-perishables/canned food * Flashlight
*Bottled water * Extra batteries
Keep adding to the kit each week or month until you and your family members have enough food, water and supplies to sustain yourselves for a few days in the aftermath of a disaster. For more suggestions on what to include in your kit, visit www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html
Each Wednesday this month, please look for more tips from the WV National Preparedness Month Committee that will be emailed to you. And be sure to visit www.Ready.Gov for more information on how you can Get Ready.
WV NPM Committee