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Posted on: August 27, 2018

National Preparedness Month at Peoria County

Would you be prepared for an emergency, whether a tornado, flood, or just the electricity going out for a few days? In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, Peoria County hopes to educate residents through social media, classes and media outreach to raise awareness of the importance of being prepared.

Emergency preparedness tips will be posted on Central Illinois Emergency Information’s Facebook (@CIEmergencyInfo) and Twitter (@CIEmergencyInfo). Follow these pages for ideas on what your family would need in an emergency, from water to medications to pet care. Plus, we’ll be giving away two emergency kits during September through these pages.

In addition, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jason Marks is hosting a free Are You Prepared? class at Alpha Park Library on September 24 from 6-8 pm. The class is free, but registration is requested by filling out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/kW8sj3dqbE7jQS8p1 or by calling (309) 672-6918. Alpha Park Library is located at 3527 Airport Rd, Bartonville.

For more information on National Preparedness Month and how you can get your family ready for a disaster, visit www.ready.gov. To learn more about Peoria County’s emergency operations, please contact Jason Marks at (309) 679-6020.

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