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Hurricane Preparedness Week - Saturday

Create A Written Plan

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Hurricane Preparedness Week is almost over, however, community preparedness is never over. Chatham Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to complete a written plan for this hurricane season!  Take the time now when there's no pressure to document plans and get supplies. This way when a hurricane hits, and it's time to evacuate, you won't need to scramble your plan is in place. 

To quote CEMA Director Dennis Jones, "Preparedness is a year-round responsibility and applies to every one of us.  Only through our level of preparedness can our community be more resilient to the threats of natural or man-made emergencies.  It all starts with the individual, and your participation this week will certainly help to strengthen our community.  Thank you for making Chatham County strong and thank you for participating in this year's Hurricane Preparedness Week!"

What to include in your Emergency Plan:

• An Evacuation Plan

• Out of area contact information and other important phone numbers

• Location of important documents to take with you

• Financial and pertinent medical information

• Emergency supply list and location

• A plan for your pet


For more information on creating an Emergency Plan CLICK HERE 


Last Updated: May 16, 2018 10:07 AM

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