RV Travel Newsletter: September 6-September 12. Issue 654 | RV Travel
Always be careful and be aware!
With Chris Dougherty
RV Travel Technical Editor
September is National Preparedness Month, and that goes for RVers too!
•On July 24, 2014, the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cape Charles, Va., was hit by an EF-1 tornado. Some 1,300 people were in the park at the time. A couple died when the tent they were camping in was crushed by falling trees, and their son later died from his injuries. Many RVs were destroyed.
•In 2011 the Village Green Family Campground in Brimfield, Mass., was hit by a tornado that ripped a swath through western and central Massachusetts, leaving one dead.
Then there are hurricanes, fires, accidents — the list goes on.
This year the Federal Emergency Management Agency along with many other agencies and media outlets including RVtravel.com, are participating in a campaign to make sure everyone in America is ready in the event a disaster should strike.
As part of the initiative, called America’s PrepareAthon, September has been named National Preparedness Month, and September 30 is National PreparAthon! Day.
All of us at RVtravel.com are dedicated to ensuring that our fellow RVers get the most out of their RV travels and in the safest way possible. RVing is one of the safest hobbies and modes of travel out there, with some 10 million RVs on the road. Still, when disaster strikes, RVers, like everyone else, are vulnerable.
For National Preparedness Month, RVtravel.com will take each weekly theme from the program and fine-tune it for RVers. For each of the five weeks, RVtravel will produce content on how you should prepare for an emergency:
Week 1- READ NOW: How to reconnect with family after a disaster
Week 2- Know how to plan for specific needs after a disaster
Week 3- How to build an emergency kit, and be informed if a disaster is coming your way
Week 4- Practice for an emergency
Week 5- What to do in the event of an RV accident — be prepared
In addition, in Week 3 we will show you, the RVer, the best ways to stay informed in the event of an emergency or impending disaster using some of the technological resources available to you, and how your RV can serve you if a disaster is coming.
Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, blizzards and fires all happen, some with warning and some without. But you can survive them all if you’re Disaster Aware and Take Action To Prepare!
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