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Some tips for National Preparedness Month

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TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- Disaster can strike at any moment. With the month of September being National Preparedness Month, Johnston County Emergency Management wants you to be ready for whatever nature might bring.

From tornadoes to devastating floods, Texoma has seen it all. In Johnston County, Emergency Management Director Jason Bryant says it's that time of year to put together a plan in case of emergency.

"It’s a good time to get ready for inclement weather that may be coming along in winter months. Preparing for, you know, cutting firewood, make sure you have oil lamps, batteries, check your smoke detectors," Bryant said.

He said the first step in a solid plan for you and your family is education.

"Make sure that you have information, good information," Bryant said. "Don't run off just because someone said so. Get informed, because that's what helps mitigate your decisions."

When it comes to his department, Bryant said they'll continue to do what they can to educate and protect their community.

"Every day it's a whole different battle, small scale, but we're looking to ease the risks and ease the vulnerabilities so we can get back to our day to day lives,” he said.

 If you would like to learn more, Johnston County is holding a hazard plan meeting on September 20 at 9 a.m.

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