For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nevada. Aug. 30, 2016. Earthquake, flood, fire, are all natural disasters Northern Nevada is susceptible to and when it happens, it’s best to have an emergency plan ready.
September is National Preparedness Month and the Washoe County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is reminding residents what to do to prepare for disasters and emergencies.
Each week in September, Washoe County Emergency Management is distributing personal preparedness tips to help people prepare by making emergency plans, getting involved, assembling emergency kits, and staying informed.
“Preparedness Month is a time to stop and think, do we have an emergency plan? Have we assembled a kit? Are we doing the right things to stay informed,?" said Washoe County Emergency Manager Aaron Kenneston. "If we could get every citizen to make a plan, assemble a kit and stay informed, we would have a much safer region. Hopefully, this September will be a call to action to create a culture of preparedness within Washoe County.”
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