September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and the City of Dublin wants to remind its residents to plan and prepare for all hazards and emergencies before they happen. This month creates an important opportunity for households, businesses and organizations to take steps now to prepare to be self-reliant for a minimum of three days to five days.
It is important to remember that emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere without advance notice. Residents may find themselves without utilities, access to food and/or water, or response from public safety forces in the event an emergency occurs. Having a plan is vital. Preparing can start by following three important steps:
1. Be informed about emergencies.
- Buy and use a weather radio.
- Sign up for the Dublin Emergency Calling System at: http://dublinohiousa.gov/dublin-police/dublin-emergency-calling-system/
- Follow the Dublin Police on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DublinPolice
- Check out the information and resources at the City of Dublin’s Emergency Preparedness web page: http://dublinohiousa.gov/emergency-preparedness/
2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency.
3. Build an emergency supply kit.
- Check out the information and resources on emergency planning and building an emergency supply kit at: http://dublinohiousa.gov/emergency-preparedness/disaster-emergency-preparedness/
Only by working together will we continue to keep Dublin a safe place to live, work, and visit.