Sara Sasser says she and her family are prepared for disaster in case they ever find themselves in an emergency situation.
"We make sure we have our medicine, food, water, and that kind of stuff."
September marks our nation's eleventh year anniversary of 9/11, so the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency is working with the Community Emergency Response Team to sponsor preparedness fair.
"Actually coming out here is helping us refine that because I'm not quite sure that we're doing it right. So we're coming to learn also."
The point of this preparedness fair is to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies ahead of time.
"We came up with the vision and the idea of bringing out a bunch of the first responders, folks with storm shelters, our search and rescue folks to teach childrens and their families how to be prepared."
"I learned that you have to go under a shelter when a tornado comes."
One booth at the fair even taught the public that it's also important to remember the family member that can't fend for themselves in a disaster situation....the pet.
"The pet is part of the family. The family has their emergency kit, the pet also need theirs. They need food, water and enough supplies for three days."
Officials at the fair say it's better to expect the worse and hope for the best in bad situations, but at least now residents have the knowledge to be prepared.
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