Being prepared

April is Severe Weather Awareness Month, and the Hamilton County Emergency Management is teaming up this month with RSVP to provide a severe weather preparedness program.

Two RSVP volunteers, Dee Lamb and Maribeth Martin, have been trained to present an educational program to help Hamilton County citizens to be better prepared should severe weather strike. The program will be presented at the SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meeting at the Stratford Fire Department on Thursday at 9:30am.

Instructions will be given on how to create an emergency supply kit, how to develop a family communications plan, and how to care for important documents in advance of a disaster.

Phil Queen, Hamilton County Emergency Management Coordinator, said he strongly recommends that people do all they can to be ready to meet their own needs in the event of severe weather, or any type of disaster.

“It is better to be prepared and not need it, than to need it and not have it,” said Queen.