Rep. Cole encourages Oklahomans to prepare for emergencies

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) | Courtesy of the House of Representatives
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) released a statement Tuesday highlighting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) recommendations for emergency and disaster preparedness.

He said the information available at the website recommends that families should have plans in case of emergencies, such as using a storm shelter or evacuating the area. FEMA also recommends that communication plans should be written down and be accessible in any situation, to include connecting with family members who are not in the immediate vicinity.

FEMA also recommends that individuals and families pay attention to alerts from local, regional and national sources and that people have emergency supply kits ready in case of an event or disaster. Cole recounts the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in the summer of 2013 and more recent storms and flooding that occurred this year.

He also encouraged families to take part in the National Day of Action PrepareAThon that is set for Wednesday. Registration for this event is also available at the web site.

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