September is National Preparedness Month, and Bellevue's Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to make an emergency preparedness plan that includes three important steps:
- Be informed: Know the hazards and risks in your area.
- Make a family emergency plan, so you know how you would communicate with and find your loved ones if a disaster hits.
- Build an emergency supply kit - both at home and in the car - that includes water, food and first aid supplies to help you survive if you lose power or get stranded on the road. This is especially important for dealing with icy roads and winter storms.
Emergencies can range from inconvenience to devastation, but residents can resolve not to be victims by taking steps to minimize impacts on their families, homes and/or businesses.
Information is available on the Office of Emergency Management web page and the OEM's Facebook page. For additional information, visit FEMA's Ready web page or the Spanish-language website www.Listo.gov or call 1-800-BEReady or 1-888-SE-LISTO (TTY 1-800-462-7585).
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