The month of September was National Preparedness Month (NPM). If you follow these “Tips of the Day” from the American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help you and your family get started today! The Tips was posted on the https://www.hamradioelpaso.com website on the Welcome page. The tips can be found after September on the Preparedness Page on https://www.hamradioelpaso.com/tips website along with other pertinent preparedness tips. If you followed the tips each day and acted on them, you are well on your way to be better prepared for an emergency or disaster god forbid one should happen.
Each day there was a different tip covering a different subject. They covered making a plan, shelters and sheltering in place, making a disaster kit for you, your family and your pets, businesses, earthquakes, and the list goes on.
Start planning today. Disasters don’t wait tomorrow is too late. The disaster supply kits should be stored in a place ready to go on a moments notice. When the knock on the door comes you may only have minutes to get out.
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Lew Maxwell, KB5HPT
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
DEC, District 6, WTX Section