On August 22, Asheville City Council proclaimed September as Emergency Preparedness Month to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.
Our region can be affected by natural disasters such as floods, lightning strikes, and winter weather like snow and ice storms. Along with these natural disasters, we can also experience power outages, property damage, and disruption to food and water supplies. It is important you have plans for each possible scenario, as preparing for floods requires different resources and planning than preparing for a snowstorm.
Throughout September, the City of Asheville has been sharing tips and resources to help you prepare. Click on the links below to find information and helpful videos.
Next week: How neighborhood emergency preparedness can help save lives