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 snow storm.
During September, we’ll share information on how you and your family can be best prepared, ranging from how to make preparedness kits, to offering a list of available resources, and how you can help your neighbors.
In the meantime, you can learn more information about how you can be prepared at the Ready.gov website.