September is Preparedness Month!

September is Preparedness Month!

When people talk about emergencies you may think of recent tragic events such as the attacks on London and Manchester, recent UK storms and flooding, the Nepal earthquake, the Indonesian tsunami or other global disasters. What if we told you that being prepared is not just for those head-line grabbing incidents? Power cuts, water main bursts, gas leaks, fires, transport strikes, road closures etc. can happen any day. Taking proactive steps to be better prepared will help you not only with everyday emergencies but also with far less likely incidents.

Its week 2 of preparedness month, so this week we will be focusing on Communities Prepared

For new and old visitors to Somerset Prepared, we encourage you to visit our Communities Prepared page for all the information you and your community need in getting prepared for an emergency. It also has useful advice on how to recover once an emergency is over. There are action cards and plan templates for you to download and use too!

Your pets & livestock are important too in an emergency so be sure to check out our Animals Prepared page, for top tips on how to prepare your animals.

You can also visit our Communities Prepared Playlist for videos on how you & your community can be prepared.

Don’t forget to follow us on twitter if you don’t already for all things preparedness!

Lucy Dyble

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