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Sep 12, 2013

National Preparedness Month


NORTH SMITHFIELD – Emergency preparedness is as simple as having a kit and making a plan.

Hurricane season is here and the First 72 are On You! It means you have to be ready to take care of your family for the first three days after a hurricane or other disaster.

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Posted by: Craig

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Emergency preparedness is as simple as having a kit and making a plan.

Hurricane season is here and the First 72 are On You! It means you have to be ready to take care of your family for the first three days after a hurricane or other disaster.

September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). All month long, the Town of North Smithfield is promoting FEMA’s Ready campaign—educating the public about the importance of household preparedness. The Ready campaign urges families to keep an emergency preparedness kit on hand and create an emergency communication plan. For preparedness information visit the Ready web site at: http://www.ready.gov/.

Emergency Preparedness Kit
Having an emergency preparedness kit of items that your household may need is critical prior to an emergency. Assuming that basic utilities such as electricity, gas, water, sewage, and phone service may be unavailable after a storm strikes, the emergency readiness kit should contain food, water, any necessary medications, lighting, and backup battery supplies.
Emergency Communications Plan
Planning ahead helps guarantee that families stay safe and comfortable immediately following a disaster. It’s important to have a plan in place before disaster strikes because family members may not be together when it happens, according to FEMA.
For more information contact the North Smithfield EMA at 401-767-2206 or visit our web site at http://www.nsmithfieldri.org/town-departments/ema-homeland-security/.