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Be like a Boy Scout and “Be Prepared.”
Posted By Jen Martin On April 26, 2011 @ 10:45 am In Volunteering | No Comments
The Boy Scouts had it right. Their motto is “be prepared” and if the St. Louis tornado Friday  taught us anything, it’s to try and always heed this warning. The tornado was the strongest the area had seen in 44 years. Its 200 mph winds leveled houses and destroyed the roof of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Thankfully no one was killed in its 22 mile path. But the disaster is a reminder that not only is hurricane season  soon to be upon us but we should arm ourselves with tools that will help us be prepared for any disaster.
Create The Good  has compiled excellent safety toolkits designed so individuals, organizations and community groups can be prepared for an emergency or natural disaster including the Operation Emergency Prepare and Operation Hurricane Prepare .
While I hope you’ll never need to actually use these tips, it’s always a good idea to know what to do in a disaster. Have any of you been in a hurricane? Share your story with us.
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URLs in this post:
 St. Louis tornado Friday: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0425/St.-Louis-tornado-strongest-so-far-for-this-season
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km7Q5aNk90k
 hurricane season: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Atlantic_hurricane_season
 Create The Good: http://www.CreateTheGood.org
 Operation Emergency Prepare : http://www.createthegood.org/toolkit/operation-emergency-prepare?how-to-toolkit=1
 Operation Hurricane Prepare: http://www.createthegood.org/toolkit/operation-hurricane-prepare?how-to-toolkit=1
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