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September is National Preparedness Month!

Would you be ready if there was an emergency on campus?

Emergencies can occur without warning and now is the time to prepare yourself and those you care for!  Following a disaster, first responders are working hard to help those in need but they cannot help everyone right away.   The most important steps you can take is preparing yourself for disasters! The more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.

Follow these four steps and visit Ready.gov to get prepared:

  1. Stay Informed: Know the hazards present in your community such as hurricanes, blizzards and severe weather.
  2. Make a Plan: Know what to do and how you’ll respond if there is a disaster on campus.  Learn about emergency protective actions and sign up for the URI Emergency Notification System on e-campus.  Plan on how to communicate with your family to tell them you are safe.
  3. Build a Kit: Have enough emergency supplies like water,  non-perishable food, a weather radio and flash light on hand in the event of a disaster.
  4. Get Involved: Join our Community Emergency Response Team  to learn about disaster preparedness and response and give back to your community!

 

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