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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

(Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS) (Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)
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September is what is called "Emergency Preparedness" month. It's the perfect time for you and your family to get ready in the chance of an emergency like a tornado, earthquake, flood, etc. 

Butler County Emergency Management Director Robbie Myers says there are a few quick and easy things families can do to prepare. 

"Conversations with your family, if you get separated, where are some meeting places you would be?" Myers said. "A lot of times if we had a disaster like that, the communications wouldn't be there. The cell towers might be overwhelmed or might not be standing. So families knowing where they can rendezvous can be an important thing."

Myers said another great way to get prepared is by creating an "Emergency Preparedness Kit" including things like water and nonperishable food for three days minimum per person. He also said including things like a flash light and extra batteries can really help.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a free app on the Apple App Store and Google Play store. In it, there is information on the emergency kit, meeting locations for your family and much more.

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