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Storm preparedness month kicks off

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This September marks the 13th year of National Preparedness Month.  It has been three years since an EF 3 tornado ripped through Brookport, Illinois, killing three people and destroying dozens of homes.

Many remember November 17th, 2013 like it was yesterday.  September is Storm Preparedness month.  A time to remind you and your family to prepare now, just in case a disaster happens.

FEMA's severe weather checklist includes:

  • Making sure you and your family have a survival kit ready and easily accessible
  • Developing an emergency family communication plan
  • Practicing your plans
  • Making sure everyone in your family knows how and when to call 911 for help

The tornado that came through Brookport was an EF3 tornado that had a peak winds of 145 mph.  The process can start with a conversation with your family and even neighbors.

For more information, click here and here.

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