When storms threaten you need real-time information. That’s why it’s important to get alerts at home, work and on the go. It’s Day 1 of @ACSCEMD #Prepareathon. Download the South Carolina Emergency Manager app. Not only will you get weather alerts, you can find your nearest shelter, make a custom communication plan, and more. Also, be sure to sign up for Code Red so you can get info sent directly to your landline, email or cell phone! #AndersonCoReady https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/mobile-applications/
Timely information on weather conditions like a flood may mean the difference between life and death. We’re joining with @ACSCEMD to remind you to get #AndersonCoReady by signing up for Code Red and downloading the South Carolina Emergency Manager app to be in the know on the go. https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/mobile-applications/
Storms like Hurricane #Florence remind us of the importance of being prepared for a power outage. That’s why we’re joining with @ACSCEMD for their #Prepareathon to make sure you’re #AndersonCoReady by having enough supplies, including non-perishable food and water, extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlight, and emergency charging option: www.ready.gov/kit
Today’s tip from @ACSCEMD : Get a kit ready in case you need to leave quickly due to a flood, fire or other emergency. For a list of supplies, visit: www.ready.gov/kit #AndersonCoReady
Flooding. Gas main break. Fire. These are just a few of the reasons why you may be asked to evacuate. Get #AndersonCoReady by knowing your route and planning where you’ll go and what you’ll bring with you if you must leave quickly.
A recent FEMA study reports that only 20 percent of Americans have an evacuation plan for a flood. Today’s tip from @ACSCEMD: Learn your evacuation routes and make your plan today! #AndersonCoReady https://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-family
It’s Day 4 of Anderson County’s #Prepareathon and we want you to “bone up” on how to prepare your furry, fuzzy or scaly friends for disaster. Make a kit and plan for them, and consider microchipping so you can reunite faster if you are separated www.ready.gov/pets
Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be lost or injured. Always take them with you if evacuate. Get #AndersonCoReady by finding a pet shelter https://www.gopetfriendly.com/
Get #AndersonCoReady by checking your insurance coverage. Most homeowner's insurance policies don’t cover damage or losses from flooding. Review your policy, ensure you have enough coverage and understand exclusions, and contact your agent for any changes. Visit floodsmart.gov to learn your flood risk.
Life is unpredictable. Today’s #Prepareathon tip: Call your agent and ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enough coverage to repair your home and replace its contents. More info: https://tinyurl.com/ycv6r7w8 #AndersonCoReady
Getting ready is scary simple! Join us TODAY at @AndersonMallSC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy a fun-filled day of learning, playing and shopping. We’ll be showcasing our best preparedness resources for your family, and you’ll have the opportunity to win great prizes through the “Passport to Preparedness” scavenger hunt. Food trucks, music, workshops, kids costume contest, and more. Fun for all ages! #AndersonCoReady
Get Ready for Disasters with Anderson County’s Prepareathon
September is National Preparedness Month and a reminder that we must take action to prepare for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, learn, and worship.
Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the purpose of the Anderson County's Prepareathon, a campaign for action being held Oct. 22-27, 2018, to increase our community's resilience. The campaign offers five easy-to-implement daily activities and wraps up an Expo to help our whole community -- individuals, organizations, and businesses -- practice simple, specific actions they can take for emergencies.
What You Can Do
Download the South Carolina Emergency Manager app to your smartphone. Stay aware of worsening weather conditions, find your nearest shelter, make a custom communication plan, and more.
Create an emergency supply kit. Be prepared for bad weather by creating an emergency supply kit for each member of your family. Visit www.ready.gov/kit for more ideas of what to include in your kit.
Develop an emergency plan for your family. Come up with a plan so everyone knows how to reach each other and get back together if separated. Visit www.ready.gov and download Be Smart. Take Part. Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan guide.
Microchip your pet. If you have a pet, get it microchipped. This will help you reunite faster if you are separated.
Conduct an insurance check-up. Visit www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness and download the Document and Insure Your Property guide for a checklist to help you get started.
Prepareathon Expo at Anderson Mall. Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 and enjoy a fun-filled day of learning, playing and shopping. More than 30 vendors will showcase the best preparedness resources for your family, and you’ll have the opportunity to win great prizes through the “Passport to Preparedness” scavenger hunt. Food trucks, music, workshops and more.
Visit www.emd.andersonsheriff.org for more information and ways to get involved.