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September: Time to prepare for the possibility of disasters

Posted Sept. 7, 2018

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September is National Preparedness Month, a time when situational awareness is key and residents can prepare their families and their homes, vehicles and businesses for the possibility of a natural or manmade disaster.

No one wants to think that something bad will happen to them, but a little forethought can smooth the way to recovery if the unexpected does happen.

Fort Worth residents should visit KnoWhat2Do.com, a regional public education campaign that provides information about potential natural or man-made disasters that could happen in North Central Texas. The program provides descriptions of the disaster and provides methods that residents can take to prepare for them.

KnoWhat2Do.com provides tips on how to create a communication plan for your family. Knowing how you will be able to contact each other after a disaster can certainly ease fear.

You can also receive instructions on how to build a 72-hour emergency kit for your home, and don’t forget you’ll need an emergency kit for your vehicle in case you find yourself stuck on an icy road in February or on the side of the road without a spare tire in July.

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Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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FW Sports Authority Inc. Board Meeting: 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; Fort Worth Convention Center, Executive Board Room, 1201 Housont Street.
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Canceled Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled Central City Local Government Corporation: 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled AllianceAirport Authority: 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled Lone Star Local Government Corporation: 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Hillside: 7 p.m. Nov. 20, 2018; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Senior Thanksgiving Dinner at Como: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Como: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

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