Video: The Importance of an Emergency Plan

Posted at 4:30 p.m.

September is National Preparedness Month. In this video, David McKernan, coordinator of our Office of Emergency Management, discusses the importance of having an emergency plan for you and your family — as well as available resources to help prepare a family plan.


Planning may be the single most important thing you can do, and it’s free. Make sure everyone in your family understands where to go and what to do in case of an emergency. Update your contact information and post it in visible places in your home and workplace. For help, use the free emergency plan worksheet at or use the online preparedness planning tool for families and businesses at

Learn more about emergency preparedness.

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