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Emergency preparedness a focus in September

Emory Kidd, Director of Metcalfe County Emergency Management, is helping everyone focus on September being National Preparedness Month (NPM) by sharing a daily tip. He will be sending out through the Chamber of Commerce and posting a preparedness topic each day. He writes, "By the end of the Month you will be a little better prepared. This program is borrowed from Jefferson County Emergency Management."

National Preparedness Month (NPM) Day 1: Emergency Management, formerly Civil Defense, is one of the public safety disciplines recognized by the Kentucky Government. Education and preparation are a major part of the role emergency management plays.

And, since September is National Preparedness month we will be posting to Facebook and the Chamber email list a daily preparedness suggestion.

The long-standing FEMA recommendation has been to be self-sufficient for 72 hours, but with the 2009 Ice Storm in Kentucky, many people in the Commonwealth realized that isn't nearly long enough, how long you choose to prepare for, that's up to you.

Play along each day and on October 1, report out if you and your family are a little better prepared for emergencies. - Emory Kidd, 270-528-6259.

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