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Disaster Preparedness

Community Contributed

By MMS Robotics Team

We are the 2013 Molokai Middle School First LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Team, Kaitlin D., Taye M., Lana D. and Marianna C. This year the FLL theme is Nature’s Fury and is focused on helping communities prepare, stay safe, and rebuild after a natural disaster. Part of the challenge is to raise awareness on the topic of natural disasters.

September is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like ours. We’ve seen tornados, flash floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and even power outages in U.S. cities, affecting millions of people for days at a time.

Police, fire, and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care. The more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.

This September, please be prepared in the event you must go for three days without electricity, water, and access to local services.

By following these four steps, you will be on your way to staying safe: stay informed, make a plan, build a kit and get involved. By taking a few simple actions, you can make your family safer.

We care about our community and will be putting weekly articles in the paper to help you all be as prepared as possible for a natural disaster. For more information on our team, check out our blog at mmsrobotics2013.blogspot.com.


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