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Emergency responders advise disaster preparation

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Jim Vaught, Albany-Dougherty EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught, Albany-Dougherty EMA Deputy Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Emergency responders are urging you to take a little time to prepare for an emergency before a disaster strikes. 

September is national preparedness month.  Responders recommend you develop a disaster plan for your family and prepare a survival kit that can sustain you for up to 72 hours.  They also recommend trimming trees before severe weather hits.

"So we ask people to take a look at your yard, take a look around your house," said Jim Vaught, Albany-Dougherty EMA Deputy Director.  "See if you might have some major limbs that are dead, hanging over your roof or your car.  You might have hanging plants and in a wind store you might want to take those down so they don't become missiles"

Vaught also urges Dougherty County residents to sign up for the free Code Red weather notification program.  He also said emergency training is available for volunteers eager to help.  

 

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