(WLNS) – After the boil advisory in East Lansing and Meridian Township, many people fled to grocery stores to get prepared for the days ahead without clean water, but officials say situations like that can happen year round, and people should be prepared for anything.
Meridian Township Assistant Police Chief Ken Plaga says when it comes to being prepared you only need to do one thing a month, through DoOneThing website.
Among the list, which is segmented into months, having 3 days of food and water, extra medicine, food for pets and a first aid kit are all on the list.
Another suggestion is to talk with friends and family about how to get in touch and where to meet up if disaster strikes, and there is no way of communication through cell phones.
“If you’ve thought about it, you’ve prepared and planned for it and you have a plan in place you know what actions you are going to take and that relieves a lot of that fear and anxiety and let you handle the situation much better. If you don’t plan, if you don’t have things in place and prepared then you’re going to have issues and that’s just going to ramp that anxiety up and cause and bad situation to maybe even be worse,” Plaga said.
For a full list on how to be prepared, there is a link on the Seen on 6 section.