Stories tagged with: Emergency Plans

April 5, 2013 - 5:00pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

The Red Cross and AmeriCorps advise families to make a disaster plan, choose an out-of-town contact and come up with escape routes and safe places to meet in case an emergency happens.

"We go out to speak at different groups. Anybody that will have us speak. I've done a lot of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, trying to educate people in the community on how to be prepared in the event of a disaster," said Martha Stanley, Community Disaster Educator for AmeriCorps and The Red...

March 4, 2013 - 5:31pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

The purpose of the observance is for emergency management agencies to get information out to the public about severe weather, and to educate people on taking the right precautions.

"Well the big thing is, know the risk where you live. Whether you live in a low line area where you could be flooded, whether you're around a lot of trees, if you're in a mobile home. Things like that. Know your own risk and with that risk, understand what you need to do to make yourself safe,"...

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