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Your Emergency Preparedness

Join Others Taking Part In Family And Community Preparedness

Despite the fact that we are seeing more extreme weather across the United States and increases in the costs of natural disasters, research shows that fewer than half of Americans have developed and discussed an emergency plan with their household.

One of the ways to protect your family and prepare for an emergency is to start with good communication. A family emergency communication plan is critical to making sure the entire family knows who to contact, how to reach each other, and where to meet up in an emergency.

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10 Ways to Participate in America’s PrepareAThon℠ image

America’s PrepareAthon!℠ is a campaign to get people better prepared for disasters through hazard-specific group discussions, drills and exercises. As part of the campaign and National Preparedness Month this September, we are encouraging families to take a few minutes to talk through and practice their emergency plan to make up your Emergency Preparedness Plan.

10 Ways to Participate:

  1. Access Alerts and Warnings
  2. Test Communication Plans
  3. Assemble or Update Supplies
  4. Drill or practice emergency response
  5. Participate in a Class, Training or Discussion
  6. Safeguard Documents
  7. Document and Insure Property
  8. Make property safer
  9. Conduct an exercise
  10. Plan with Neighbors

Here are some ways to get prepared:

  • Sign up for local alerts and warnings from school, work or your local government.
  • Know how to get in touch with each other, especially if you happen to be in different locations—such as home, school or work—when disaster strikes.
  • Identify and practice meeting in a safe and familiar place where your family can go for protection or to reunite.
  • Have a wallet card with emergency numbers and an out-of-town point of contact.
  • Know the evacuation routes out of town.

We never know what the future will hold. We do know who holds the future. Just like we must live ready for disasters to happen where we live, we must be ready for spiritual disaster too. Why studying and reading the Bible is important. We never know Jesus may come back during the disaster. He may come during the calm of the storm. Before the storm or after. We are never promised tomorrow. We must live ready for the coming of Christ.

Visit the America’s PrepareAthon!℠ website at ready.gov/prepare to download the Be Smart: Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan and join the millions of families doing their part to get prepared.
Article compliments of NAPS. With some additions and modifications from myself.

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Steve Patterson

I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at CourageousChristianFather.com. I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

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  1. It’s so important to have a communication plan when an emergency strikes. You want to be able to know how to find each other so no one gets lost or scared. Thanks for sharing.

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