TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Six out of 10 American families admit they’re without an emergency preparedness plan.
The governor has declared September Disaster Preparedness Month in Indiana. it’s also a nationwide observance.
JD Kesler, deputy director of Vigo County’s Emergency Management Agency, recommends having at least a three-day supply of food, water, and medicine on-hand; ideally, 7 days worth.
"The idea is that allows first responders to get out into the field and take care of those people who are not able to care for themselves for whatever reason. 72-hour kit, 3-day kit. In any event, if you're not able to take care of yourself a bare minimum of 7-days, you're going to be in a situation where you're going to be lacking for basic needs,” Kesler said.
Kesler also suggests some not-so-obvious valuables you might want to have more than one of: car deeds, birth certificates, property deeds, your driver’s license and multiple house and car keys.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
The Washington Police Department responded Friday around 2 a.m. to a complaint of a male subject being shot. The incident happened on Oak Grove Road in Washington near Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.