Preparedness Month
by Wave's Editorial Position
Sep 19, 2013 | 3651 views | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend | print
During the month of September, we are reminded of the importance of aggressive planning for man-made and natural events that present a serious threat to Wasatch County residents.

While we are probably tired of the afternoon thunder storms that have plagued Wasatch County the past few weeks, we are fortunate that those same storms didn’t produce the outcome that Colorado has faced.

But what if they had? Do you know what to do?

Our Wasatch County Emergency Management team, and specifically Valorie Cummings, has put out an impressive “Personal Emergency Preparedness Booklet” that was recently featured in the Wave. This comprehensive book is receiving accolades from all across the nation for it’s concise and easy to understand information.

It covers events that present serious threats to our survival, such as terrorism, power outages and hazardous materials releases, as well as natural disasters — flooding, tornadoes and seismic events that will, at some point, test our resiliency.

Luckily, with the information found in the book, The Wave “weathered the storm” during the power outage Wasatch County experienced yesterday - which happened to occur right on our deadline. We were able to break out the generators and lanterns and carry on so you could read your hometown newspaper today.

We don’t think Wasatch County is finished yet this year with the wild weather we tend to get during the fall months.

If you haven’t done already, pick up one of these guides from the County Offices and make an emergency plan.

Your life just might depend on it.
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