Imagine if you had just minutes or even seconds to evacuate your home or head to the basement. Would you have access to the cash, bank information and personal identification you’d need if disaster strikes?
The Lincoln Carnegie Library is hosting a program focused on disaster preparedness on Wednesday, September 24th from 7:00-8:00pm. “Get Prepared: Take Steps Ahead of Disaster” will help local citizens prepare in advance in order to ease the effects of disasters after they’ve happened.
“Disaster preparedness is important because we all know that sometimes life in the heartland is not for the faint of heart,” explains Nora Rhoades, Post Rock Extension District’s Family and Youth Development Agent. “Things worth taking the time to do right now are recording a household inventory, reviewing your insurance coverage, and creating a grab-and-go box.”
Rhoades will facilitate the “Get Prepared: Take Steps Ahead of Disaster” program, which coincides with September’s designation as National Preparedness Month by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
While there is no cost to attend, a minimum of 10 participants are needed to have this program. Please register by September 22nd at the Lincoln Carnegie Library (524-4034) or at the Post Rock Extension District – Lincoln Office (524-4432).