Tuesday, September 27, 2022

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and that means time to get your home, school, church or business ready in case of an emergency.  If you take some simple steps now, you will be better prepared later.

During the month of September, the City of Southlake’s DPS division will be providing valuable information and tips to help you plan ahead.  For example: Do you know every item that you should have available in an emergency kit?  Most people know they should have additional water and non-perishable food, but there are many items that you may not think about putting in your emergency kit.

Do you have a plan to get your family, students, church members and employees out of “harm’s way” safely?  It’s not enough to simply have a plan — it’s also important to practice it because you never know when an emergency will strike.  Are you prepared? Go to www.Ready.gov  and watch this Public Service Announcement.

We want you to be informed and know what to do in the event of an emergency.  Our Office of Emergency Management is offering to come to your community, school, church or business to present information to help you plan ahead.

Watch for weekly articles on MySouthlakeNews.com to help you prepare for an emergency or for more information on National Preparedness Month or to schedule a presentation, contact the Office of Emergency Management at ktaylor@ci.southlake.tx.us or call 817-748-8624.

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