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Linn Co. Emergency Management launches new website

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Linn County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has a new web site, www.linncounty-ema.org . "Our new web site contains information and links to just about everything relating to emergency preparedness," stated Mike Goldberg, Linn County EMA Coordinator.

The "Are You Ready" section encourages the citizens of Linn County to take advantage of the March 14 time change for Daylight Savings as a reminder to ensure their families are prepared for a possible emergency. A few simple steps like checking smoke alarms, developing a family communications plan, and putting an emergency kit together can go a long way toward keeping families safe.

"Emergency preparedness begins with each individual and their families," said Goldberg. "The public is the most important part of our emergency management team, and so I encourage everyone, as they spring forward this year, to also take a few minutes to check their smoke alarms and talk through what your family would do during an emergency."

Information on preparing for emergencies can be found at www.linncounty.org which also has a link to Ready.gov. Steps include developing a communications plan to ensure family members know how to get in touch with each other during an emergency, putting together an emergency kit, and staying informed of potential risks. It's important to remember that an emergency could be a large scale catastrophic disaster, or a smaller-scale event like a car accident or house fire.

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