“Prepared Not Scared”, September is National Preparedness Month

SALISBURY, Md. – As we enter the second week of September, emergency officials are reminding everyone that it’s National Preparedness Month. This month is used to encourage families to plan and prepare for emergency and community disasters throughout the year. This year’s theme is “Prepared Not Scared. Emergency officials say disasters people should be prepared for on the eastern shore include hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes. They add that you and your family should always have an emergency kit prepared just in case.  That kit should have essentials like water, non-perishable food, and batteries.

“After the storm, the post event, that’s when that supply kit becomes very, very important. Authorities are going to be taxed. So the more reliant you can be on yourself the better for the authorities that may have to respond in an emergency situations,” said Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services Director, David Shipley.

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