Emergency Preparedness 

That’s what federal and state health officials say–whether it be flooding, an ice storm, or an infectious disease outbreak.

The American Public Health Association says 87-percent of americans are not be prepared for widespread emergencies.

Thursday members of The Maine Public Health Association and other groups gathered in Augusta to urge Mainers to make disaster plans.

The &quot:Get Ready&quot: campaign urges families to prepare a kit to help them through several worst case scenarios.

Experts suggest that everyone have at least a 3-day supply of food and water stored in their homes.

Choose foods that don’t require refrigeration and are low in salt.

An emergency checklist and more information on how you can be disaster ready click on the Special Reports icon on our website.