September is National Preparedness Month and there is a big emphasis on community and individual awareness of safety in the event of an emergency. Today the Douglas County Health department is conducting a drill on how to get medication to thousands of people in the event of an anthrax attack. Health Director Dr. Adi Pour says the first part of the process would be for residents to fill out a health form so the proper medications can be distributed. That is what they are concentrating on during today’s drill. 33 community partners and more than 100 volunteers are helping with today’s event.
Dr. Pour says there is also personal responsibility here and every individual or family should also have a plan in place for what to do in the event of an emergency. That includes having enough food and supplies on hand to last for three days as well as to have an emergency kit at home.