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Importance of being ready recognized

Commission marks Preparedness Month

Being prepared for emergencies, like the tornado that ripped through western Barton County in May, is the reason the County Commission proclaimed September as Preparedness Month 2017.

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 The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a proclamation marking September as Preparedness Month 2017.

Emergency Manager Amy Miller said this is a part of National Preparedness Month, an event hosted by the Ready Campaign and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This proclamation encourages individuals, businesses and communities to plan and prepare for an emergency.  

“I’m sure two major hurricanes are prime examples of why we should be prepared,” Miller said, referring to Harvey and Irma, which struck Texas and Florida respectively. Although hurricanes are not a problem here, “there are other ways we can make ourselves prepared.”

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