Office of Emergency Management kicks off National Preparedness Month in Fordham Plaza

New York City's Office of Emergency Management is kicking off National Preparedness Month in Fordham Plaza. This September marks the 10th year for the annual

Officials are encouraging Bronx residents to put together a “go bag” in case of a major weather event.

Officials are encouraging Bronx residents to put together a “go bag” in case of a major weather event. (9/4/13)

THE BRONX - New York City's Office of Emergency Management is kicking off National Preparedness Month in Fordham Plaza.

This September marks the 10th year for the annual initiative, which aims to make sure everyone is ready in case of an emergency, especially a major weather event.

OEM officials are handing out brochures and showing Bronx residents how to put together a "go bag" of supplies, including medication and cash, in case they have to leave home quickly. Everyone should also keep at least a three-day supply of food and water.

Experts say these precautions should not only be taken through the upcoming hurricane season, but also year-round as the borough could face nor’easters and blizzards, followed by flooding in the spring.

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