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Summer is my favorite time of year; I hate to see it go. The only saving grace is that September is National Preparedness Month!  So, in this case, it’s worth the change.
Here at CTP, we’re always trying to push out our preparedness initiative, a preparedness mindset as a way of life. And the best way to be prepared is focusing on all-hazards planning. After all, you don’t know what challenge you’ll face next.

Building an emergency disaster kit is an example of all-hazards planning. The kit, stocked with everything from basic survival gear to comfort items, is the same go-to supplies kit that will help out in any need. Whether your home is without power, or you need to evacuate due to floods or high winds, an emergency disaster kit will assist in meeting your family’s essential needs until the situation returns to normal.

Remember to include the basics, such as enough non-perishable foods and a gallon of water per person for at least three days. Young and older family members may need more supplies, and always include your pets, as well. Then, consider your family’s specific needs for comfort. We always encourage your preparedness kit to remain as unique as your family.

As the seasons change, so do our threats, so be ready and resilient by planning ahead of time for you and your family’s safety and comfort. This is the best way to enjoy any season and the best way to celebrate National Preparedness Month.

For more information on how to build a kit and what to include, click here.

Until next time, stay safe out there!

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Jerry Rhodes, (304) 558-6900
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