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Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council encourages everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma to keep informed, heed government warnings and stay safe. Unlike tornadoes and earthquakes, hurricanes can be forecast several days ahead of landfall, giving residents time to take precautions:
Because severe weather and natural disasters can occur at any time with devastating effects, an impending storm is a timely reminder to review safety procedures. September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and NSC is calling on Americans to develop emergency kits and plans in the event of unpredictable, severe weather.
More than 600 people were killed in weather-related incidents in 2015, according to Injury Facts® 2017. In September and October, thunderstorms, high winds and floods are common. NSC advises families to keep an emergency kit at home and in the car.
Emergency kits should contain basic needs to sustain a family for at least 72 hours. When putting together an emergency plan, families should practice various methods of evacuation or identify places to seek shelter, make emergency contact lists in case family members become separated and learn how their community alerts residents when severe weather or a natural disaster are imminent. Learn more about emergency preparedness here.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.
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