Wildfires scorch dry hillsides and close in on homes. Fierce winds rip off tree limbs and topple power lines. Floodwaters swamp neighborhoods.
In our area, Mother Nature can dish out all types of trouble. We need to be prepared for any kind of natural disaster. We should also be ready for the possibility (even if small) of a radiological or chemical emergency.
No matter what the emergency, we need to be ready to go at a moment’s notice. We’ve all heard the messages: Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.
But how many of us are really ready? A recent survey found only 36 percent of people believed there was a high likelihood of a natural disaster to ever happen in their community.
Taking just a few steps now can make sure you and your family are ready when disaster strikes.