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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 10, 2010

Be prepared with "boots under the bed"

September is National Preparedness Month. Preparing for an emergency or disaster, you can start simple … like keeping a pair of boots under the bed.

National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. The City of Bellevue has adopted the "Boots Under the Bed" campaign.

Almost daily we hear about another tragic disaster in our country or from around the world. If a disaster happened in your community, would you be able to help out? Who depends on you? Think of children, elderly relatives, friends and pets.

Do you have the necessary equipment and supplies at your desk or at home to survive on your own after an emergency? Is your family covered? Emergency responders may not be immediately available. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days.

Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days, or even longer. The Bellevue Office of Emergency Management recommends you make a kit for work and for each person living at your home. Steps to Take 

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