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Are You Prepared?

Post Date:09/05/2017 5:00 PM
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A situation that can pose a threat to the safety of you and your family may not give you adequate time to prepare. Make your plan now, and constantly revisit it to keep it fresh.
 
September is National Preparedness Month.
 
Three quick things to remember:
  1. who to call
  2. where to go
  3. what to pack
Customize Your Emergency Alerts
In order to put your plan in motion as quickly as possible, you have to receive timely emergency warnings. Sign up to receive OC Alerts, Orange County's emergency alert system, which is customizable from the types of messages you receive to the devices on which you receive them. member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611768#/login
 
Resources
Ready.gov has resources available to help you prepare, from the mindset of preparedness to being ready to take action. North Carolina also has a portal with helpful preparedness tips at readync.org.
 
This year's National Preparedness Month theme is "Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
 
Week 1:  September 1-9  Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2:  September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
Week 3:  September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans
Week 4:  September 24-30  Get Involved! Be a part of Something Larger

Ready was launched by the Department of Homeland Security in February 2003 and is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.
 
Stay Connected
The Town of Chapel Hill provides information about services during emergencies on its website, townofchapelhill.org. Follow the Town’s social media accounts for updates: Twitter - @ChapelHillGov@ChapelHillEM@ChapelHillFD, and @ChapelHillPDFacebook.com/ChapelHillGov; and Instagram – ChapelHillGov.

We're Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Irma
The National Weather Service continues to monitor the tropical system in the Atlantic Ocean towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It is still too early to tell the specifics of the effect Hurricane Irma will have on the mainland United States.
 
The Town of Chapel Hill will continue to monitor the forecasts and will share details if the storm poses a threat.
 
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