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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 writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. Jodi earned her degree in broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She's worked for news stations from her hometown of Omaha to sunny San Diego. She’s married with two bright and energetic children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier. She and her husband enjoy catching up on some grown-up DVR time once the kiddos are asleep.

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