September is National Preparedness Month

 “Preparing for disasters means that we must plan for the Whole Community, including people of different ages and those with various access and functional needs,” continued Murphy.  “It means planning for children – and not just thinking of them as small adults. It means planning for the elderly, and planning for families without access to personal transportation.  Whole Community preparedness means more than just planning for what’s easy – we have to plan for what’s real.”

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