September is National Preparedness Month across the country and the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council is asking residents to become more prepared for a disaster.
Chairman Dan Nicholson says many families in the Pennyrile learned what it was like to go without electricity and other accommodations for several days during the ice storm a few years back. He says having a kit of basic necessities to sustain you for several days is recommended so you’ll be prepared the next time an emergency situation comes.
Nicholson says the kit doesn’t have to be extremely expensive or elaborate; it just has to have non perishable food and water to meet your family’s needs.
Officials also remind families that everyone should have a NOAA Weather Radio to know about any weather warnings in effect in your county. A vast majority of tornado deaths in this area over the last decade have happened overnight when the storms caught sleeping families unaware.