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Louisville Providing Information On Disaster Preparedness for Citizens

Tuesday September 7, 2004

Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that Louisville Metro Government is distributing a booklet designed to provide citizens with information on how to prepare for severe weather and other emergencies.

The booklet – “Disasters . . . and what you can do to protect yourself” – will be available in all Louisville Metro Public Libraries, police district substations and all urban and suburban firehouses beginning this week. The Louisville Metro Emergency Management Agency and the Louisville/Jefferson County Emergency Planning Committee produced the booklet.
 
Distribution of the booklet coincides with September being “National Preparedness Month.” “It’s important that we all stay vigilant and informed about how to handle emergencies when they occur in our community,” Abramson said. “This free booklet provides handy, accessible information about how all of us can be prepared in the face of an emergency.”

The booklet includes information about:

•  Emergency preparedness kits,

•  Sheltering in place and evacuation,

Family disaster plans,

Hazardous materials Incidents such as fire and weather related disasters such as tornados, thunderstorms, winter storms, erthquakes, and floods.

Abramson said citizens also can find additional information on emergency preparedness at the following websites:

http://www.nsc.org/index.htm   National Safety Council

http://www.fema.gov/   Federal Emergency Management Agency

•  http://www.bt.cdc.gov/ Centers for Disease Control

http://emergencye.com/   Emergency Email Alert

http://www.redcross.org/    American Red Cross 

http://www.ready.gov/   U.S. Department of Homeland Security