Kane County Health Department offers safety tips for National Preparedness Month.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
On Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, the Kane County Health Department is joining organizations throughout the country in reminding families to have a plan for any emergency situation. Now, during September, National Preparedness Month, is a good time to plan in advance so that everybody knows what to do and where to go if unthinkable happens. Emergency experts have four sayings to help families prepare for natural and manmade disasters: Get Informed, Make a Plan, Get a Kit and Get Involved. This week, the Health Department is focusing on making the all-important plan. How will you get to a safe place? How will you contact one another? How will you get back together? And what will you do in …
The Kane County Health Department wants residents to take time this month to prepare for disasters, whether natural or man-made.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
September was designated as National Preparedness Month in 2004 as a result of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the anthrax attacks that followed soon afterward. The Kane County Health Department wants residents to take time during the month to take four actions to prepare for disasters — tornadoes, earthquakes, flooding, or even pandemics or terrorist attacks: Each week, the health department will promote ways to take action and be better prepared. This week’s Kane County Health Department focus is on becoming informed. You can become informed in several ways: This year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is “Pledge to Prepare,” the Kane County Health Department release states, adding that …