National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to evaluate your family’s disaster preparedness. This week’s task is to prepare for a disaster.
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family by knowing the risk of disasters in your area and checking your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alerts.
Newton residents can follow the City of Newton on Facebook, sign up for emergency alerts on the City’s website and receive text alerts through WENS.
Haven’t signed up for WENS alerts? Do so here: http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/jasper_ia/wens.cfm