Single MOMM shared Grand Traverse County Emergency Management's photo.
I, personally, plan to make an emergency kit for my small family very soon, because you never know when a disaster could strike.
Does your family have emergency preparations in place? If so, do you have any advice for single parent families in this area?
If you've seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen suddenly in communities just like yours, to people just like you. Disasters like major flooding, widespread wild fires, tornado outbreaks or earthquakes can either trap you in your home or force you to flee quickly.
We should all be prepared to make it on our own for at least three days during an emergency by following these three easy steps:
Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies on hand for you and your loved ones - things like bottled water, foods that won't spoil, a first aid kit, extra medicines, flashlight, battery-powered radio and extra batteries.
Make a Plan: Work together with loved ones, trusted neighbors, co-workers and others on an emergency plan.
Be Informed: Learn about the disasters that are most likely to occur in Michigan, how to prepare for them, and what to do if disaster strikes your area.
By: Grand Traverse County Emergency Management