September is National Preparedness Month!

September 15, 2014 | Emergency Preparedness

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

For Gallatin County residents, what does is mean to be prepared?

It means taking time to learn about local hazards, such as earthquakes, winter storms and flooding. Then, it’s find out how to best prepare for those emergencies.

The website Ready.gov has all of the information that everyone needs, including how to build an emergency preparedness kit, and how to  make a plan for you and your children in case of an emergency.

It is important to involve the entire family. Everyone should know what to do, where to meet, and what to pack. Preparing a few supplies ahead of time will help you and your family stay safer during a disaster or emergency. Once you have a plan, practice what you would do! Get the kids involved with fun games and activities, that can also work as learning tools.

For Gallatin County residents, there is information on preparation for local hazards at readygallatin.com.

This month, build a kit with basic supplies such as food and water. Make a plan for you and your family. Be aware. Take action to prepare.

For more information on the Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Emergency Preparation Program, go here.