September is National Preparedness Month

This September marks the ten year anniversary of 9/11

As we take time to remember those lost, it is an opportunity to make sure we are prepared for future emergencies. National preparedness month was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S. It is a time to prepare yourself and your family for an unexpected emergency.

In prior years, Clinton County has experienced tornadoes, blizzards, floods, wildfires, and other emergency events. Being prepared for these emergencies, as well as others that we don’t often consider such as water main breaks, or long term power outages will help keep you and your family safe and healthy when one occurs.

This September, please prepare and plan in the event you must go for three days without electricity, running water, access to a supermarket, or local services. While the task seems overwhelming, it can be broken down into three steps:

1. Get a Kit: