September Is Emergency Preparedness Month

Everyone around Michigan is encouraged to make sure they’re properly prepared to deal with emergency situations as part of the state’s Preparedness Month. Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Chris Kelenske tells WSJM News folks need to think in advance about how they’d get through a disaster. For example, you should have an emergency kit.

“You should have at least three gallons of water per person in that kit,” Kelenske said. “That’s one gallon per day per person. At least a three day supply of non-perishable food per person, medications, a battery powered or hand-cranked radio, a flashlight and extra batteries, a first aid kit, a whistle to signal for help.”

The recent hurricane in Texas further highlights the need to be ready. The state has a website with all kinds of preparedness tips. You can find it right here.