Emergency preparedness week is underway here in Lubbock. It's part of National Safety Week. City officials are urging citizens to prepare now for an emergency. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta spent the morning with an expert who showed us how you can do just that.
Disasters can strike at any time. That's why Mark Brown, Lubbock County Extension Agent, tells us this week is dedicated to educating residents on how to keep their families safe in emergencies. Officials say all families should develop an emergency plan so that families will know what to do in case of an emergency. They say you should also put together a 72-hour disaster supply kit for your home. Texas Cooperative Extension suggests following items:
For more on how to prepare, visit the Texas Cooperative Extension Agency (click here).