Emergency Preparedness Month recap

For the past 4 weeks readers have had the opportunity to learn how to prepare for an emergency and this article will be a recap of the previous articles.

During National Preparedness Month the Health Department has provided information to help our residents “be prepared” for an emergency.  “Some  may think it is not necessary, that nothing ever happens,” said Carol Hehr, Medical Reserve Corps coordinator.  “Thankfully we have had few emergencies but when we do, surviving a disaster depends on how prepared we are. 

 I can remember a few years ago when a summer storm brought down trees and power lines, fortunately Woodsfield corporation was the only area in three counties who had electric and before the day was over we had an influx of people from other counties driving to our area to get gas and groceries.  Although we were fortunate to have power, there were long lines at the gas stations and grocery stores”  Being prepared means that you have enough supplies to last at least 3 days 

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