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September is National Preparedness Month
By Barbara Fox/Beth Fisher
Frankfort, KY - With Hurricane Florence upsetting infrastructure on the East Coast, Kentucky's Department for Public Health thinks it's a good time to remind residents that every family should have a plan for unexpected occurrences.
The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched the First 72 On You information campaign during the month of September - National Preparedness Month (NPM), to increase emergency preparedness efforts for Kentuckians and their families.
"Some disasters come with warning and others with little or no warning," said Dr. Jeffrey Howard, DPH commissioner. "In the aftermath, communities can be left without safety, security, food and shelter. We are urging everyone to have a plan for self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours because this is the timeframe after a disaster that is critical to surviving through a serious crisis. Families should prepare today - know your hazards, assemble supplies and practice what to do in case a disaster strikes."
These four steps can help prepare for emergencies and disasters:
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