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Emergency preparedness
From Emory Kidd, Metcalfe CountyDirector

Through the rest of the month, we will post suggestions on things to do, things to gather and things to have stored, and of course, you'll need to have a place to keep such items.

The biggest investment that we will suggest is a good, water and fire-proof box for documents and the like.

It can be relatively small or large enough to fit file folders, only you can determine the needs for you and your family.

Many people still have safe-deposit boxes, which have their place, but certain documents should be kept at the home in a secure location - and you need to be able to take the items without if you need to evacuate your home as well.

Good quality plastic totes with handles, especially those that easily stack and have lids that lock down, are another item to obtain and have handy.

Investing in ones that seal against water and debris is a great idea.

Finally, every member of the family (even the furry, finned and scaled ones) should have a "bug-out" bag should you need to evacuate. (We'll be talking in the coming days about what to put in these!)

Finally, you will need containers for water, both potable and non-potable.

- Emory Kidd, 270-528-6259.

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