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Crow Wing County encourages emergency preparedness

The worst time to prepare for a disaster is at the last minute, so Crow Wing County officials urge residents to get ready for the worst by participating this month in National Preparedness Month.

The worst time to prepare for a disaster is at the last minute, so Crow Wing County officials urge residents to get ready for the worst by participating this month in National Preparedness Month.

The nationwide, month-long effort encourages households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies, such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma this summer.

Crow Wing County Emergency Management Director John Bowen said the best thing people can do is to make sure they are ready with enough supplies for at least three days.

He encouraged residents to build an emergency kit, make a communications plan and stay informed because most emergencies happen without warning.

Review and replace the contents of an emergency kit every six months. Be sure to check expiration dates on food, water, batteries and medications. Texts may have an easier time getting through than calls and don't tie up phone lines needed by emergency workers.

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For more information, call 218-829-4749 or visit www.crowwing.us . And these links can help create an emergency plan: www.fema.gov and www.ready.gov .

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