Prepardness Day At The Fair

By: KAKE News Email
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September 12, 2010

For the third straight year, the Kansas State Fair hosted Preparedness Day, part of national Preparedness Week.

Major General Todd Bunting says it’s no coincidence that they hold this at the Fair ever year.

"We come here on purpose so we see as many Kansans as possible." Bunting said. "We are sitting here now on an 80 degree day in Reno County, but it's Kansas, and three or four months from now we could get ice storms. Spring could bring tornadoes."

Bunting says, what to do in the aftermath of something like the tornado that destroyed Greensburg, in 2007 is a lesson that every Kansan should learn.

Lessons like how many days should you be prepared to sustain iif roads are blocked and there is no access to food or water?

"We say at least 3 day, more is better. They ask what to put in a kit. Simple food and water, most have a pet, so think about that," Bunting said. "The single best thing you can do is be self sufficient for your family and be a good neighbor, and chances are we will get through anything."

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