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Local National Preparedness Month

Emergency Notification System logoSedona AZ (August 31, 2016) – Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.

Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month in September aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies. National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both for large scale and or smaller local events. We know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, and to people just like you.

Throughout the month of September, follow preparedness information on www.regionalinfo-alert.org/ and on Facebook page
www.facebook.com/YCOEM to help get your plan started. One easy step to being prepared is making sure you register for emergency alerts; within Yavapai County, register with the Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System (Code Red) at www.ycsoaz.gov/community/emergency-preparedness/. Visit other AZ county websites for their emergency preparedness online links and or information.

national preparedness monthIf you or someone you know has access and functional needs, please fill out an informational form to be listed in the Health Department database. This database is not shared outside the department and will help response agencies know if someone cannot evacuate on their own: www.regionalinfo-alert.org/Portals/0/FunctionalNeedsForm.pdf

Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today. Log into www.community.fema.gov/ and join the nation for National Preparedness Month.

It’s Too Late, When Told To Evacuate!

For more information about being prepared, contact 928-771-3321 or marcie.slay@yavapai.us today.

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5 Comments

  1. Dotty, VOC says:

    I signed up, SFD. Anything to help you out during rescues. Thank you.

  2. Better a year early than a day late says:

    Stock Up, tomorrow may be too late.

    If bad things never happen, you can donate you unused food to a food bank. A win win. Think of it as insurance. Would you spend 5% of your annual income on something that could save the life of a loved one?

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  3. Prepper says:

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    A good source for ideas. Ask yourself the following questions, and don’t just gloss over the answers, because these could potentially be matters of life and death.

    Do you have enough food and water to care for your family for a month with no trips to the store?
    Do you have a back-up sanitation plan in the event that you don’t have running water in your home for an extended period of time?
    Do you have a route if your area were to face a mandatory evacuation? Do you have a back-up route? Do you have a route that you could take if all of the main thoroughfares were gridlocked?
    Do you have a plan for grabbing what you need if you had to leave your home in 15 minutes from this very second?
    Do you have an emergency water filtration system? A secondary source of water?Are you prepared for a power outage lasting up to a month? Could you cook? Stay warm or cool?
    Do you have a plan for meeting up with family if a disaster strikes when you are separated? What if communication is down? What if you are away from home and need to get home?
    Are you fit enough to leave home on foot, carrying what you need to survive?
    Do you have family members with special needs or health concerns? If so, have you prepped to take care of these needs if you have no power and can’t get to the store or pharmacy?
    In a situation of civil unrest due to a lack of supplies, could you keep your home and family safe? Could you take care of medical emergencies on your own if no one was answering the phone when you dialed 911?

  4. Breaking news! says:

    Sedona Fire District responded to a fire call at Mariposa restaurant on SR 89A-photos and story to follow on SedonaEye.com

  5. MaryC says:

    I took a look at the links at the two comments above, good stuff.

    Do you trust the government to take care of you? A little reserve of real things can go a long way. What if the banks closed? What if all the just in time deliveries stopped?

    The 7th largest shipping company in the world, Hanjin, just went broke this week and their ships were denied port entry. Get ready.

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