National Preparedness Month week 3: Low-cost, no-cost preparedness


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INDIANAPOLIS — September is National Preparedness Month across the country. Each week has a different theme. Week 3’s theme is “low-cost, no-cost preparedness.”

Here are a few tips to stay prepared and how to save money while doing it.

  • Having a plan of action, as discussed in Week 1, is a great no-cost way to prepare. Write down where to go and what to do during an emergency. 
  • Have an emergency contact list that your friends and family all have access to easily.  
  • Store all important documents in a water-proof, fire-proof location. 
  • Sign-up for alerts sent straight to your phone, download the free Wx Authority app to sign up for alerts 

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  • Make a list of local storm shelters 
  • Gradually add important items to your safety kit instead of buying them all at once 
  • Practice your safety plan with your friends and family 

Follow these tips to stay prepared and stay ahead of the storm.

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