FEMA urges Mo. residents to be prepared

By Laura Wibbenmeyer - bio | email

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - FEMA officials are urging Heartland residents to prepare for natural disasters now.  FEMA spokesperson Josh deBerge says preparation is key.

"We encourage general preparedness and we encourage folks to put together a kit so they can sustain themselves and their families for at least three days," said deBerge. "They need to have a plan and then stay informed."

DeBerge says there is a heightened threat this year for flooding along the Mississippi River.  He says record snow pack plus spring rains can equal a disaster.  Families need to know what their plans are now so in the time of panic a plan is in place.

For more information on preparedness head to www.ready.gov

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