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It has the makings of a nightmare: disaster strikes, you cannot contact your loved ones, and you lack the supplies needed to survive.

September is “National Preparedness Month” and local experts say its time to start thinking about how to be ready in an emergency situation.

“You have to have enough water food, diapers, formula, or pet food to last you at least three days,” added Marshall County Health Department Administrator Ronda Francis.

Marshall County EMA Director Tom Hart also added, “If you do have to evacuate where you get separated, have a meeting point to where it’s pre-planned. Everyone knows where they need to go in the event of an emergency.”

These are just a few tips for you and your family, but you can stop by the Marshall County Health Department to pick up a pamphlet on emergency preparedness.

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