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September is National Preparedness month

By Lora Chance - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - National Preparedness Month is a good time to update or create an emergency supply kit.

Your supply kit should include enough food, water and other supplies to last for at least three days. You should also consider important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records.

"Folks need to look at them now, not get them together now, but just make a note as to where they are," said Chatham Emergency Management Agency director Clayton Scott. "Be prepared to get them in a moment's notice."

September was chosen as National Preparedness Month after the tragedies of Sept. 11.

"It was obviously a wake up call, a very hard earned wake up call for the whole nation that we all need to be prepared," said Scott.

The goal of National Preparedness Month is to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks, at home, work and school.

To learn how to plan, prepare and stay informed, visit http://www.ready.ga.gov/ or http://www.chathamemergency.org/.

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