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Video: Kit can keep your family prepared

September 12, 2023 | Jodi Baker | safety, severe weather, tips, video
how to prepare a disaster kit national preparedness month

September is National Preparedness Month. While the severe storm season may be winding down in the Midwest, winter — and its dangerous weather — is just around the corner.

You can take control before a disaster strikes by taking a few minutes to gather items you probably already have lying around your house to create a disaster preparation kit.

If you have all of these items ready to go, you won’t waste precious time getting your family to safety when those sirens go off.

Watch the video above for a quick tutorial on how to prepare a disaster kit for your home.

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About Jodi Baker

Jodi Baker contributes stories to The Wire in addition to serving as a media liaison for OPPD. She was a reporter, working for news stations from her hometown of Omaha to San Diego, prior to joining the utility in 2013. Jodi has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, with a minor in Criminal Justice. She’s married with two older children and two younger dogs – Shi Tzu mixes. She loves watching her daughter’s track meets, going to concerts with her husband Dave, who used to co-host a local music video program, and traveling whenever possible.

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