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September is National Preparedness month – are you prepared?

“Less than 40% of all Americans have an emergency plan, and just 29% updated their supplies in the past year, according to a survey to be made public Thursday. About half said they had some sort of supplies set aside, such as packaged food and bottled water, but less than a third reported having a first-aid kit.” USA Today – 8/26/2014 They say knowledge is power – and in an emergency, information is the number one thing you need to Prepare – Survive – Thrive! Ask yourself this: How will my…

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Pencils, Paper, Books, Backpacks, and a Back To School Emergency Plan!

Changing classrooms, changing teachers, changing schools! Make back to school time a regular part of your family’s emergency planning process. Emergencies can happen at any time. Back to school is hectic enough, so now is a great time to update your family emergency plan, reevaluate your emergency meeting places, contacts, and especially if starting in a new school, prepare your kids and family so that they are as resilient and prepared from day one. Replenish, replace, update. Check your child’s Go Bag and make sure to refresh perishables and batteries.…

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Camp Prepare!

Be prepared and have fun! Can you camp out and survive on just what’s in your emergency kit? Take the American Red Cross Camp Prepare! Challenge! Register here Are you prepared for a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake or other disasters, big and small? The Red Cross Cascades Region invites you to test out your preparedness by camping out in your own backyard or at a campsite using only the contents of your preparedness kit! You can camp in your own backyard or at a campsite! List of Recommended Emergency Kit Items…

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