As part of an effort to ensure safety, Sevier County has proclaimed September “National Preparedness Month.”
“We all at one point in time have known somebody who has called 9-1-1 or have themselves called to find answers,” said Sevier County Emergency Agency Director John Mathews. “If we have a disaster emergency response, the fire department, police and other responders may be over taxed.”
To make sure residents are prepared for a disaster, Mathews recommends having a two-day supply of food and other necessities.
“There may be a chance EMS can’t get to residents in need for at least 24 to 36 hours, depending on the type of disaster” he said. “It would be beneficial to be self-sustainable for at least two days.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.