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Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need
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Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need

Having an emergency kit is a critical part of any type of emergency preparedness plan. Whether you’re looking to build a kit for your home, your sports team, work or camp, here’s a quick outline of kit essentials. Must-Haves A few basic items should be included in all emergency kits. Flashlights (don’t forget the extra...

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National Preparedness Month – Planning for Specific Needs

For the second theme of National Preparedness Month, everyone is encouraged to consider the specific needs of different groups and individuals! Here are some quick things you can do for different needs: Youth and children – Emergencies can be particularly stressful for children, especially when they don’t understand what is happening or why. Talk with...

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Create a Pawesome Pet Evacuation Plan!

Making a decision on whether or not to evacuate can be a struggle for many. If a big storm was headed in your direction, would you pack up and leave? It’s not always an easy answer. Some may want to leave, but not have anywhere to go or a way to get there. Others choose...

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Christmas Tree Safety

Cold temperatures, snow, red cups at our favorite coffee shops, and malls playing Christmas music – December has certainly arrived! The winter season always brings cold weather, but also the added warmth of holiday spirit!  Many people cite Christmas trees as one of their favorite holiday traditions. Trees garnished in ornaments and lights are a...

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Oklahoma Tornado: A Devastating Week

Earlier this week, a devastating tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, impacting more than 10,000 families, many of whom were left homeless. The cleanup in Moore started shortly after the disaster, but progress was deterred after a massive thunderstorm hit the area Thursday morning. News coverage and social media were quick to circulate information and resources, and...

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Spring Gardening Hazards

The mention of spring inevitably brings images of spring flowers and gardening to our minds. Despite this, gardening is not limited to planting flower beds; it also means trimming trees and mowing lawns in addition to the former. Below, we have outlined some safety tips to prevent you and your family members from obtaining garden...

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How Do I Choose a Safe Room?

In many cases, being prepared for emergencies includes having a safe room in your home or workplace. Safe rooms are especially important in situations where it is unsafe to evacuate, such as a hurricane or tornado. Wondering how to you choose a safe room? Ensure that your safe room: Is near or below ground level....

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Pet Planning for All Emergencies

This is a continuation of the previous article, Emergency Kits for those with Special Needs. Not only is it important to always be prepared for you and your family, but your pets as well! If an emergency occurs, you will need to be as prepared for your pets as you are for yourself. Preparing for...

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Emergency Kits for those with Special Needs

Families with special needs members, infants and pets face extra challenges in dealing with emergencies as these groups can require unique supplies, resources and accessible transportation that is often unavailable during an emergency. Because of this, it is extremely important to make specific plans for these groups, especially when it comes to custom emergency kits....