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9/28/2016 - Are Canton Residents Prepared for Emergencies?

Are Canton Residents Prepared for Emergencies?

September is National Preparedness Month. FEMA and Canton Emergency Responders encourage individuals to take action to prepare now and throughout the year. While government plays a role, each of us - including individuals, organizations and businesses - has important things we can do to be ready for the unexpected. Take time this month to be better prepared by following these steps:

1. Make an emergency plan so families know how to reconnect and reunite when an emergency strikes.

2. Download the FEMA App for disaster resources and to receive weather alerts, safety tips, and reminders (in English and Spanish) so you can have peace of mind and be ready for the unexpected. Also, download the CT Prepares App for additional safety information.

3. Practice your preparedness. In case you are not with your family during an emergency, practice how you will communicate with each other; digitize important documents and plan a safety drill or exercise at your place of work.

4. Visit Ready.gov. There are easy-to-use tools and resources available for families, organizations and communities for many disasters, to include floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires at Ready.gov.

5. Sign up for Ct Alert Emergency Notifications at www.ctalert.gov