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City urges residents to be ‘prepared, not scared’

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Tai Moses

With the Bahamas in ruins from Hurricane Dorian, there’s never been a better time to think about disaster preparedness. The month of September just happens to be National Preparedness Month and the city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be sharing tips on social media all month. The first thing everyone can do right now is sign up for Warn Central Texas, a free system that sends emergency notifications to text, phone or email. Then visit AustinTexas.gov/HSEM or Ready.gov for tips on emergency preparedness, checklists for putting together a household disaster kit, teaching kids to be safe in an emergency and much more. All the resources you need are out there; you just have to take some time to prepare a plan and communicate it to your loved ones.

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