National Preparedness Month: 2018

It’s September, which means it’s that time again……..National Preparedness Month!

No matter where you live, it’s important to be prepared for natural disasters. The Great Plains and Midwest and Southeast are all at high risk for flooding and tornadoes, the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts are at high risks of hurricanes. The Northeast is at high risk for winter storms. And in our region, we are most at risk for wildfires and earthquakes.

Here’s some general information on immunizations from the Oregon Health Authority and Ready.gov (a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies and promote preparedness through public involvement).

Douglas County Emergency Managementhttp://www.dcso.com/emergency_management_N.asp
OHA: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREPAREDNESS/Pages/index.aspx
Ready.gov: English | Other Languages | For Kids/Youth

Additionally, each week we’ll spotlight a different aspect of preparedness (planning, life saving skills, insurance coverage, and financial preparedness) and provide various resources to help you be better prepared. This information can be found on our Emergency Preparedness page, or by clicking here.

Author: Bailey Burkhalter

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