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After Hermine, Valdosta Officials Encourage Residents To Have Emergency Plan

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It’s National Preparedness Month, and the city of Valdosta is encouraging residents to always have a plan in case of an emergency—especially after Hurricane Hermine.

“September is National Preparedness Month,” said Marcus McConico, Media Coordinator for Metro Valdosta 17. “The month is designed to educate Americans to prepare and respond to all types of emergencies. We should all stay informed on severe weather. Families should prepare a disaster kit with at least three days of food and water. Citizens can also get involved with your local American Red Cross Chapter.”

For more information, visit www.ready.ga.gov.

For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.