Peekskill prepares for natural and man-made disasters

September has been designated as ?National Preparedness Month? and Peekskill brought together experts to provide the public with important information on disasters Saturday.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the fourth anniversary of 9/11, the city of Peekskill opened up a local firehouse to get out the message that there are things citizens can and must do to prepare for a natural or a man-made disaster.

One of the things discussed was a ?go kit?, which would include food, water, medications, important documents in a water-tight container. The experts talked about the importance of learning basic first aid and a method for families to communicate and meet up at a designated place outside the disaster zone.

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