The issue of preparedness at home in the event of a disaster often conjures up thoughts of a terrorist attack, perhaps, or something on a "9/11 scale", but Durk Dunham, director of the Office of Emergency Management at the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department tells WBCK it does not have to be.

In fact, Dunham says a strong storm that knocks out power and cell phone towers for a few days could be a lot more tolerable with some advanced preparation.

Dunham discussed what type of things are good for a preparedness kit, discussing emergency preparation with your family, and the Nixle resource for emergency alerts on your smartphone.

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