September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy.”  The life you’ve built is worth protecting.  Preparing for disasters can help to ensure you have a lasting legacy.

The weather has become more extreme.  Winneshiek County has has numerous wind storms in 2022 that have left paths of destruction.  There are man-made incidents.  The cost of everything is going up.  What if…a family member becomes extremely ill? you become hospitalized? a job loss? reduction in pay? bankruptcy?  evacuation due to flooding? impassable roads? bridge out?  how will you get to town?  What is your emergency?

Take the time to get prepared so that if the unthinkable happens, you and your family have three to five days of things to survive on.  You don’t have to do it all at once…just a little bit extra added to your grocery cart each time and it will all add up to a nice supply.  Open this link for a partial list and add your family’s favorite non-perishable foods to your storage.  Remember to use the food before it outdates and replace the supply.