September is National Preparedness Month.  Do you know what to do in a disaster situation?  If your house is on fire?  If your neighborhood is being evacuated?  

It is important to make a plan that includes everyone in the household, even pets.  Include your children in the planning discussion and practice evacuating with your children and your pets.  Teach your children what to do in an emergency if they are at home or away, and review basic phone skills, including sending text messages, accessing contact numbers and dialing 911.  If you or anyone in your home have a disability, plan ahead for accessible transportation that you may need for evacuation or getting to a medical clinic.

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