Bismarck, ND - For many, the New Year is a time for making resolutions and goals for the year to come. This year, the Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) is asking citizens across North Dakota to "Resolve to be Ready."
Whether it is flooding, winter storms, tornadoes, or wildfires - preparing ahead of time will help families stay safe. By following the Ready Campaign's three steps, preparing for an emergency can be a simple and realistic resolution you can keep all year long:
Get an emergency supply kit
Make a family emergency plan
Be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen in your area and the appropriate responses
While emergencies, either natural or man-made are inevitable, being prepared can help minimize the impact they will have on our lives. For more information about preparing for emergencies, please visit the "Get Ready, Get Set, Get Safe" section of the NDDES website at:
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services provides 24/7 emergency communications and resource coordination with more than 50 lead and support agencies, private enterprise, and voluntary organizations to assist local jurisdictions in disaster and emergency response activities. It administers federal disaster recovery programs and the Homeland Security Grant Program.