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Posted on: January 2, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Resolve 2B Ready in 2013

(MADISON) – What is your New Year’s resolution? Why not “Resolve 2B Ready in 2013”. It
could help keep you and your family safe.

“Roughly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions and commit to improving theirlifestyles or reaching a long-term goal. This year, why not make a resolution that is easy to keep
and can save lives and protect property," said Tod Pritchard, Wisconsin’s EmergencyPreparedness Coordinator.

“Resolve 2B Ready” is a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness as well as encourage
individuals, families, businesses and communities to take simple steps to protect families, homes,businesses and communities from potential disasters.

Get ready for emergencies by taking three important steps:

1. Get an emergency supply kit

2. Make an emergency plan

3. Be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen in Wisconsin and how to
respond.

The moment disaster strikes is the worst time to think about buying emergency supplies. Havingfood, water, medications, first-aid kits, flashlights, battery-powered radios and other items ready
to go is essential. An emergency plan will help your family communicate during a crisis. Beinginformed about possible dangers near you could save your life. So don’t forget, always have your
NOAA emergency weather radio turned on for immediate alerts to danger.

Information about Wisconsin disasters, safety tips and checklists to help make your resolutionhappen are available at readywisconsin.wi.gov.

You can also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/readywisconsin) or Twitter
(www.twitter.com/readywisconsin) for great tips and real time information on emergencies inWisconsin.

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