Did you know September's National Preparedness Month? Emergency organizations across the nation want you to be prepared if disaster ever strikes.
One of the most important things in an emergency is to have an established family plan. This means family members have an idea of what to do or where to meet when disaster hits.
Also, have an emergency kit. Officials recommend that if you've already got one, take it out every once in a while. This'll help you remember what you've got.
Chief Tom Meader of the Elkins Fire Department said, "Everyone should be prepared for any kind of emergency: floods, fires, or a national disaster. People need to get out of the attitude that says 'it can't happen to us' because it can."
The American Red Cross also said it's extremely important to donate blood during an emergency. All blood types are needed.