September Is National Preparedness Month
Floods, fires, major snow storms volcanoes and earthquakes just some of the things that people need to be prepared for in Central Washington. This is National Preparedness month and Steven Friederich with the Washington State Office of Emergency Management says everyone needs to create their own emergency kit that could sustain someone for up to three days. So he says start with water, a gallon per person per day. He says the water is the most important part of your emergency kit.
"We recommend that you create emergency kits not just for your home but also a go backpack that you can take with you if you're in a hurry."
Friederich says the biggest most destructive threat to Central Washington is an earthquake in which there would be no warning. He says everyone should be prepared to be cut off from services for a minimum of three days.
Friederich says 9 members of the state office of emergency management are in North Carolina Today to help with hurricane recovery efforts.