Officials offer weather safety tips for National Preparedness Month

Officials offer weather safety tips for National Preparedness Month

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HARRISBURG, IL - MARCH 01: Caleb Parks help to salvage items after a tornado destroyed the barn on the farm of his great-great uncle on March 1, 2012 near Harrisburg, Illinois. According to reports, at least 13 people died as severe weather and tornados swept through the middle of the country on Tuesday. Six were killed in Harrisburg. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on September 3, 2012 at 7:02 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- State officials are reminding people to stay prepared for severe weather and disasters.

September is National Preparedness Month.

The Illinois Department of Emergency Management says each home should be equipped with an emergency supply kit containing water, non-perishable food, a weather radio, flashlight and extra batteries.

Officials say it’s also wise to have a family communication plan, which includes a place for family members to meet after a disaster if they’re separated.

Click here for the Severe Weather Preparedness Guide.

State officials are urging people to check out a state website for more tips. The address is: www.ready.illinois.gov .

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