LANSING - A natural disaster can happen at any time and any place. In recognition of this, September has officially been names National Preparedness Month.
Throughout the month, many organizations have informed communities across the nation on the importance of having an emergency plan set and bringing awareness to relief efforts
in the case of a natural disaster.
The American Red Cross in Lansing is one of those organizations, hard at work to educate students, community members and the general public of being well-prepared in advance not just this month, but all year long.
Linda Lawrence with the American Red Cross, said all the American Red Crosser's go out and teach the community how to be prepared for all disasters. These include fire escape plans, tornado drills, flood occurrences, power outages, and etc.
"This month is meant to get the community out and aware of all of the emergencies they have in their community," she said.
If you have any questions on how to be prepared all year long, call the American Red Cross at (517)484-7461.