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A Disaster--It Could Happen to You--Are You Ready?
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

NO ONE IS IMMUNE FROM DISASTERS!


(States declaring diasasters in the period of January through August 2011 are shaded in green)

 
EM Declarations-2011


September is National Preparedness Month.  National Preparedness Month (NPM) presents the perfect opportunity for everyone to get involved to learn (and do) more about disaster preparedness. In the wake of recent events such as Hurricane Irene, the East Coast earthquake, and the Joplin and Tuscaloosa tornadoes, now is a critical time to join your neighbors in becoming prepared for any emergency in today’s ever-changing world. 
 
Emergencies can happen at any time and often without warning. The above map shows states that have experienced disasters in 2011 just for the period of January to August.  With four months left to go in the year, other states may also experience similar disasters of flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wild fires, gas explosions, windstorms, structural fires and others.  It can happen to you, but if you prepare now you can lessen or mitigate the effects from these types of disasters.
 
While emergency personnel do their best to quickly respond to emergencies, it could take time for them to arrive on the scene. The best way to help yourself maintain safety during an emergency is to ensure you and your family are prepared in advance to sustain yourselves for at least the first 72 hours after a disaster strikes.  To begin preparations—Get a Kit, Get a Plan, Be Informed.
 
GET A KIT, GET A PLAN, BE INFORMED

When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth.

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit:
Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit:
For more disaster preparedness information, contact www.ready.gov, www.floridadiaster.orgor contact Titusville Fire and Emergency Services at 383-5708, www.titusville.com   



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