Taking a Stand: Red Cross

Hello I'm Amy Canterbury, Regional CEO of the Evansville-Wabash Valley American Red Cross.

September is National Preparedness month and the Red Cross has some potentially life-saving steps we hope you and your family will follow.

It's important to prepare for possible disasters and emergencies. Disaster can strike suddenly at anytime, anywhere. Help may be delayed in times of emergency and knowing what to do is your best protection.

You need to be able to care for yourself and your family for at least 72 hours.

There are three actions everyone can take that can help make a difference:

Get a Kit.

Make a Plan.

Be Informed.

The tri-state area is prone to severe weather, tornadoes, and even floods and earthquakes.

The Red Cross has FREE mobile apps for your smartphone that will guide you in what to do before, during and after a disaster.

In an emergency, every second counts- that's why it's crucial to have a game plan: communicate your plan with all family members, including children; practice your plan and remember to plan for your pets.

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency kit, in case you must evacuate.

Kits should include:

• a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and water

• First aid kit

• Flashlight

• Extra batteries

• Battery-powered radio

• Critical Medications


Go to redcross.org for a Be Red Cross Ready Checklist.

The Red Cross will ALWAYS be there for you when disaster hits. We want you and your family to be Red Cross Ready when disaster strikes. Thank you.

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