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Posted on: September 29, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Are you ready for an emergency?

Eugene Disaster Preparedness Month Activities

Being prepared in the event of an emergency means being self-reliant for three days minimum in the absence of electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, and police, fire or EMT services. “You can be the hero” if you are prepared, and that starts with four important steps:

  • Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information that will be helpful before, during, and after an emergency.
  • Make a plan for what to do in an emergency outlining how your family will meet, evacuate, and communicate.
  • Build an emergency supply kit to support family and pets for 3 days minimum.
  • Get involved in local community emergency planning. Meet your neighbors, learn their skills, and help each other.
ACTIVITIESIn recognition of National Preparedness Month, the City is supporting several events throughout September and October that you are invited to attend. Preparedness takes a whole community. This year’s National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness into action by encouraging all individuals and all communities nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan. Below are resources to help you. You can be the hero!!

National Preparedness Month is held each year in September. The City of Eugene is in its ninth year with the campaign, which is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. This year’s theme is “You can be a hero.”

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