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District health urges families make emergency plan

September 7, 2007

Albany -- September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and Southwest Georgia Public health officials are urging families to develop emergency plans in case of disaster.

Public health officials say every family should put together an emergency supply kit like this, in case of disaster, which could be a flood or tornado, or a dangerous disease outbreak. The emergency kit should have your medicine, radio, batteries, flashlights, spare clothes, and enough water and food for three days.

 Families should also have an emergency communication plan in case they are separated. Public Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said  "So that if you are displaced, you've got that number that everybody calls Grandma in another neighboring town."

Dr. Grant says neighbors should get together and also make disaster plans during this Emergency Preparedness Month, to make sure that elderly people and children in the neighborhood are taken care of in case of a disaster.

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