How to stay prepared against potential disasters

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — September is National Preparedness Month and Geneva County’s Emergency Management Agency said it’s always good to prepare early.

Preparations include planning where you would go during a storm, fully charging your cell phone and other equipment, and gathering batteries.

Officials also suggest building a kit with supplies you would need in case the power goes out.

“Make sure you’re prepared, stay aware, be watchful, and make sure you have all your plans in order,” said Eric Johnson, director of the Geneva County Emergency Management Agency.

Johnson says this area has two more months of hurricane season, so it’s best to start preparing early.

Meanwhile, in Houston County, the Houston County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is holding a virtual disaster preparedness certification training on Sept. 17.

The training will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is free.

You can register online at

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