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Month in Review: National Preparedness Month

Are you prepared for a disaster?How prepared are you for a disaster or emergency?

September was National Preparedness Month and everyone from the Department of Homeland Security to Sesame Street was sharing reminders about the importance of planning and preparing for emergencies.

Get Your Kit Together with Water Storage

One very important way to prepare for emergencies is to keep enough clean water on hand in case our water system is damaged. What happens if water lines are damaged and you can’t just turn on the tap? How much water do you need to survive a local disaster or emergency? How can you ensure a supply of safe water for your family?

It’s recommended that you keep one gallon per person per day on hand in case of an emergency.

See how your neighbors prepare by storing water. In an emergency, everyone has a role to play.

What’s your role?

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Find more videos to see how Portlanders are preparing by visiting