It’s just like Uncle Scar told us: Be Prepared. While we may not have to worry about Pride Rock being overthrown, there are countless emergency situations we do need to prepare for.
We’re already seeing more frequent extreme weather events, and that trend will continue as our climate changes. While Boston’s been lucky in the past (we narrowly avoided severe flooding from Hurricane Sandy by a mere five hours), it’s important to prepare for any disaster that could happen.
September is National Preparedness Month, and we’ve partnered with the Boston Public Health Commission and the Office of Emergency Management to bring you Ready Boston—the City’s new National Preparedness Month information hub.
Ready Boston encourages the citizens of Boston to take measures to prepare for all sorts of emergency situations. The new website, Boston.gov/ReadyBoston, showcases a tip of the day to help you and your family become more prepared. The website has other great features such as an interactive map that highlights flood zones and evacuation routes of Boston.
Getting prepared may sound like a daunting task, but there are many easy things you can do right now. A good place to start is by signing up for emergency alerts, preparing an emergency go-pack, making copies of all important documents and knowing your evacuation routes.
On September 27, Office of Emergency Management is hosting Let’s Get Ready, an emergency preparedness fair where, among other activities, there will be a shelter demonstration. That means for the first time ever, you'll be able to come see exactly what you could expect to see if you had to go to a shelter during an emergency. There will also be plenty of free give aways and activities for kids!
So, are you #ReadyBos?