The director clarified that he doesn’t necessarily expect people to read this article and rush out to compile a winter-preparedness kit in one trip to the store.
Instead, he hopes readers will “take the opportunity this week to make little attempts at getting prepared. Do a little bit at a time.”
The Decatur County EMA CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) team, the director added, can show readers “how to be prepared in a five gallon bucket.”
The “five-gallon bucket” list is packaging list encompassing a number of emergency-preparedness items, all of which can be stored in a five-gallon bucket.
“You put a lid on the bucket and everything you need is inside,” the director said. “Just call our office and we’ll have a member of the CERT team contact you for help with a five-gallon bucket list.”
The Decatur County EMA office can be reached at 663-2004.
Contact: Rob Cox 812-663-3111 x7011