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Disaster Preparedness Tip: June 30: You never know where or when a disaster or emergency may strike. Educating yourself and your family members of emergency procedures, and practicing drills whenever possible, are good ways to stay prepared for any event that may occur.

Following emergency preparation guidelines, stocking up your emergency kit, knowing your surroundings, and listening to news and weather updates are important ways to stay prepared.

Thank you for taking the time to check out our daily Disaster Preparation Tips this month. We hope you have enjoyed reading each day's tip and have begun to practice them in your home.

Remember: Stay prepared and stay safe. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month: Today's Tip: Ensuring that you keep a phone with you during an emergency can be a vital step in keeping your family and those around you safe. Calls, texts, social media posts, and other features of smartphones allow people to reach each other in ways we had never thought possible 25 years ago.

Use your phone to relay information to authorities, rescue and/or support teams, and to locate loved ones after a disaster occurs. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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Death and Natural Disaster often go together. That's why today's tip is to prepare and file your will.
The simple act of having these documents on file can go a long way in helping a grieving family understand your wishes in the event that you pass away.
Remember, the first rule of preparation is: prepare for the worst case scenario, and hope for the best.
Stay prepared and stay safe.
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month. Today's Tip: It is important to keep at least $100 cash in your emergency kit. Cash can still be used if the power has failed, but credit and debit cards will be useless. Cash can be used to buy items that you might need if you are without power for an extended period of time. ...

Disaster Preparedness Tip: 6-25: It is easy to build up a large stock of non-perishable food items, liquids, and other food supplies, but the hard part is checking the items for freshness on a regular basis. Though a food item may be “non-perishable” it still has a shelf-life, meaning that it eventually will go bad and become unsafe for human consumption. When disaster strikes, you do not want to be stuck in place with expired food and water.
Food that is placed in the emergency shelter or emergency kit should be routinely checked to ensure that it has not expired. As the dates on items expire, simply remove and replace. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month. Today's Tip: During the aftermath of a natural disaster, if EMT’s are not available -- if you are First Aid and/or CPR certified, you could make a major impact on someone’s life during an emergency situation.
In the wake of a storm, people often need immediate medical care. By being certified in First Aid or CPR, you can help others until emergency medical personnel can arrive on the scene.

Classes are offered by many certified organizations and individuals and are accessible anywhere. Take the whole family to the class, or go by yourself. The information you learn could save a life. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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Disaster Preparedness Tip: 6-23: Your emergency kit should include a list of important phone numbers including those of members, as well as hospitals, and utility services. Each member of the family should have a copy of or access to this list of numbers. Having wallet-sized and/or personal copies of the phone number list is a smart way to ensure that all members of the family can be reached safely during an emergency situation.
Remember: It is always easier to send a text message from your cell phone during an emergency. Phone calls clog up the lines and are harder to complete because everyone else is also trying to make a call. Send text messages for a quicker and more reliable form of communication during hectic events. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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Disaster Preparedness Tip: June 22: When gathering emergency supplies, it is important to think about the ages and needs of the members of your household. For example, the elderly, and babies, will need different supplies than other members of the family. Packing age-specific and need-specific supplies will help to make a chaotic situation a little easier.

Diapers, formula, special foods, and medication are a few of the important items that should be available in an emergency kit for family members with specific needs. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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Today's Disaster Preparedness Tip: In your emergency kit and your bag, there should be one change of clothing per person in your household. This should be an extra pair of pants and a shirt as well as socks and underwear.
It is important not to overpack clothing in your emergency kit and go bag. Clothing can be bulky and will not only weigh you down but can take up valuable space that could be used for other essential items.
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Disaster Preparedness Tip: June 19: In the Moss, Mississippi tornado that struck a few months ago in April, we learned of a man who was fortunate to still have his truck, in one piece, after his house was completely destroyed. He was thankful to have his truck… but his keys disappeared in the storm.
That is why we recommend keeping a spare set of keys in a secure place. Cars are vital for possible evacuation and as a charging station for electronic devices after a disaster strikes. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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Disaster Preparedness Tip: June 18: Material possessions can be replaced. You, on the other hand, are irreplaceable. When an emergency or a disaster is taking place, do not waste time trying to save personal belongings. Save yourself, and those around you if possible. Just get out, or get to your safe space as quickly as you can. ...

Make sure all members of your household know the fire safety plan for your home, and how to follow it. This can help to eliminate extra chaos if a fire should occur.
Fires often block hallways and exits, forcing people to alter their escape routes. That’s why it is important to know alternative ways to exit your house or building. Decide on a meetup area outside of the building ahead of time so that it is easy to locate everyone in the event of a house fire.

Also, the stop, drop, and roll method is used to extinguish a lit fire on someone’s clothing, shoes, hair, or body. Be sure each member of your family knows to stop what they are doing, drop (or fall) to the ground, and roll around to smother a fire.
Communication is key. Be sure each member of your household knows these tips!

Stay prepared and stay safe. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month:
Today's Tip:
Your birth certificates, marriage certificate, tax statements, banking account information, medical papers, insurance documents, and other important documents should be stored together in a secure, fireproof safe. It's a good idea, also, to keep a password-protected digital copy of these documents in a trusted location away from your property. (We've learned of many safes disappearing in tornadoes, and having a copy of all that information is extremely helpful.)
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month:
Today's Tip: Fires can break out as a result of a variety of natural disasters. Regularly check the expiration dates and integrity of the fire extinguishers in your home.#disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month:
Today's Tip: Keep spare chargers for electronic devices such as cell phones and tablets in your car. If the power goes out your car can be used as a charging station for electronics. These are also useful if you need to evacuate your home or city with only a few minutes’ warning and your charge is low when you leave your home.
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month:
Today's Tip: Hold regular fire, tornado, and earthquake drills in your home so that everyone is aware of and comfortable with your family’s emergency and disaster response plans and procedures.
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June’s is disaster preparedness month. Today’s tip: Review your insurance coverage to make sure you are covered if a natural disaster should occur. ...

June is Disaster Preparedness Month:
Today's Tip:
Remember to include your pets when preparing for a disaster. Storing pet foods, toys, crates, and leashes, in your “safe space” is a good idea. These items will be helpful when trying to care for and manage your pet as you face difficult or traumatic circumstances in the aftermath of a storm. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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June is Disaster Preparedness Month:
Today's Tip: While it's a good idea to keep nonperishable foods in your pantry and extra hygiene items in your bathroom, remember to store these items in your home's "safe space" (the place your family will gather in an emergency) as well. If a natural disaster occurs, you might be in your "safe space" for hours or days before help arrives. Be sure to have the items you need within reach. Nonperishable foods, a first aid kit, flashlights and batteries, and bottled water are good items to have in your "safe gathering space." Another handy item to have is a whistle... so helpers might hear you better from a distance. #disasterpreparedness #gleaningfortheworld
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