Get READY! Stay READY! During National Preparedness Month
While Henderson is not likely to be in the path of a Hurricane like Irma or Harvey, our community is still at risk from earthquakes, flood, fire and extreme heat. September is National Preparedness Month and there are actions that you can take to ensure that you and your family are prepared for any type of disaster.
The City’s Get READY! Stay READY! campaign outlines three simple steps that everyone can follow to be better prepared. They are 1) build an emergency supply kit with at least 72 hours of essential provisions for all family members and pets; 2) make a plan for how to connect with loved ones when disaster strikes; and 3) be informed about potential threats and protective measures to take in emergency situations.
Another way to be prepared is to practice what to do during an earthquake during next month’s Great Nevada ShakeOut which will be taking place in houses, businesses, schools and public spaces throughout the state on October 19 at 10:19 a.m. Everyone will be asked to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” for several seconds, just as they would if there were an actual earthquake. The event was organized to inspire Nevadans to get ready for big earthquakes and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.
You can also visit cityofhenderson.com/GetReady to view videos on emergency preparedness and download a family communication plan fillable form. And emergency preparedness tools and information can be carried on your mobile devices by downloading the free Southern Nevada Community Preparedness app from the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android.