RV Travel Newsletter: September 6-September 12. Issue 654 | RV Travel

Always be careful and be aware!

Editor’s corner

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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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on September 11, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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