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Why should I prepare a disaster plan with my neighbors?

A survey showed that 53% of Americans receive disaster preparedness information by talking with neighbors, friends or family. Are you one of them? Start talking to those around you about emergency preparedness today. Don’t wait for an event to occur to introduce yourself. Meet your neighbors and discuss who will need help and how you can provide aid during an emergency.

When a disaster strikes, people are forced to communicate due to necessity. To build a stronger, more connected community, start reaching out and making those connections now. You never know when you might need a helping hand or when you may find yourself in the role of a first responder.

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