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Be ready for anything: It's Emergency Preparedness Month

Be ready for anything: It's Emergency Preparedness Month Photo source: Michael Golde

September is Emergency Preparedness Month and Metro Transit is teaming up with the Red Cross to offer the public tips on how to survive an emergency. Representatives from both organizations were handing out emergency pamphlets to commuters at the Shrewsbury Metrolink station Thursday. Metro spokeswoman Patti Beck says being prepared is the key to surviving an emergency...

"You need to be prepared for anything," Beck said. "From fire, flooding, earthquake, tornado...anything and everything. There could be a chemical spill or even a hazardous waste spill."

The Red Cross suggests keeping an emergency kit handy, stocked with water, food, flashlights, medications, blankets, and of course...a batter-powered radio.

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