"Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, but You Can"

Posted on 09/22/17 by Erika Stratmann

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Harvey, Irma, Maria – these powerful and dangerous hurricanes have been devastating to the communities in their path of destruction. At the same time, wildfires and earthquakes have impacted the west coast of the United States. No matter where you live, it is important to take action now to prepare for emergencies. Here in the District of Columbia we never know what winter storms may be in store for us!

September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA encourages you to engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and/ or your place of worship.

AARP has a wealth of information for you to get started:

Once you have a plan in place, be sure to practice your preparedness with family and friends!

For more tips, tools and information, visit Fema.Gov and  Ready.Gov.

You can also view the September 21st AARP Live on RFD-TV episode on disaster preparedness below.



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