Emergency Preparedness Month: Are You Ready?

It may seem like disasters only happen in other places– that they won’t happen in our neighborhood, but they can. Power outages, fires, severe weather, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other disasters can and do occur throughout the Bi-State area and it is important that we are prepared to face all kinds of emergencies.

September is National Emergency Preparedness month and Metro has teamed up with All Ready STL to help our customers and area residents learn how to best prepare for emergencies and disasters whether they happen when you are on transit, at home, at work , or somewhere in between.

It is especially important to make an emergency plan and to put together a emergency kit so you and your family can survive after a disaster because it may be several days before emergency responders can get to you.  An emergency kit is an essential part of being prepared for an emergency or disaster, and you can enter for a chance to win one of four Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kits by contacting Metro.

Metro volunteers distributed emergency preparedness information to customers at several of our busiest public transit locations today, but anyone can still register online or mail your name, phone number or your email address to Metro, 707 N. 1st Street, Mailstop #146, St. Louis, MO  63102. You are limited to one entry. Entries are due by noon on September 27 and the drawing will be held on September 28. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

No one wants an emergency to come to their door, but we should all be ready.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=71902958 Bob Ell

    The link to the entry page doesn’t work. Just FYI.

  • pbeckstl

    Bob, it just worked for me. Please try again. The deadline to enter the
    drawing is noon on September 27 so you still have time!

  • Jeanine

    Another attempt by Homeland Security to frighten us. Do we REALLY need bi-state to tell us the obvious? THis is as ridiculous as Janet Napolitano’s —’see something–say something’ campaign. I’ll say ‘something’–how about having ‘big brother’ stuff it! I did see something–I saw creeping fascism.

  • Jonathan Smith

    Well, emergies are unpredictible. It is better that we prepare ourselves before any emergency strikes. Charge your powerful cat generator everytime after you have used it. It will help you in worse conditions.