Disasters can strike at a moments notice. Our members know that the call for help can come at any time – being ready to go is a critical component of HEART 9/11’s disaster response plan. In May when HEART 9/11 deployed members to the EF5 tornado disaster, our friends from Moore OK shared their hopes and fears with the HEART 9/11 Response Team. Our volunteers assisted residents in the physical and mental recovery of the Moore community.
In the northeast the 2013 Hurricane season is officially began on June 1 and will end on November 30. These are some of the things you can do you prepare yourself and your family for an emergency? Talk with your family about potential disasters and why it’s necessary to prepare for them. Involve each member of your family in the planning process. By showing them simple steps that can increase their safety, you can help reduce their anxiety about emergencies.
For more information to help prepare, go to:http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/checklist_1.pdf .