WFPD encourages public to be prepared for natural disaster

WFPD encourages public to be prepared for natural disaster
September is National Preparedness Month and the Wichita Falls Police Department wants residents to be ready if a natural disaster strikes. (Source: KAUZ)

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - September is National Preparedness Month.

The movement encourages families to develop a plan in the event a natural disaster strikes.

It's fresh on the minds of those living in the path of Hurricane Florence.

The Wichita Falls Police Department released a list of life-saving skills on Thursday for National Preparedness Month.

WFPD says you are the help until help arrives following a natural disaster. Depending on the severity of the disaster, it could take days or weeks for government resources to reach you.

This means you may have to rely on your family and neighbors until more help arrives.

WFPD asks which of the following life skills do you know?

  • First Aid & CPR
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • How to shut off utilities for a home
  • Know which types of natural disasters may impact your community and are adequately prepared for those events

For more information about life-saving skills, click here.

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