BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - For National Preparedness Month the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross is calling on families, businesses, schools and organizations to take steps now to become better prepared for the next emergency or disaster.
National Preparedness Month provides the nation with the opportunity to both remember the victims and honor those who responded, and to make a renewed commitment to being better prepared for the future.
“We all must do what we can to prepare our families and make our communities ready for the next emergency” said Jamie Koehler, Emergency Services Director. “Everyone can take three key action steps to get started: build a kit, make a plan, and be informed.”
According to the Red Cross, emergency preparedness kits should include enough supplies for at least three days in case you have to evacuate.