Red Cross urges emergency planning | Environment
September is National Preparedness Month and the Red Cross Northeastern New York Region (ARCNEY) is telling families to make a disaster plan so they can be ready for the next emergency.
ARCNEY says plans should include designating elements such as a meeting place outside the home, an out-of-area contact person and location where everyone can meet in case of a disaster.
"Disasters can strike at any time and being prepared is a family's best defense," said Colleen Dundas, ARCNENY Regional Preparedness Associate. "Making a plan is an important step in making sure all household members know what to do in an emergency."
The Red Cross has developed tools such as template to build a plan, and a Hurricane App for iPhone or Android smart phones where members can make their plan and share it with their family and over social networks.
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